Police report: 8-year-old boy throws rocks at police officers in East Jerusalem cemetery

July 22, 2015 21:40

Rocks were thrown at border police stationed in the Mount of Olive cemetery in east Jerusalem on Wednesday according to a police report. The officers identified the rock thrower as an 8-year-old boy.

A spokesperson for the Jerusalem police force said that it regrets that children are being introduced into the cycle of crime and feel the need to carry out acts of violence against police officers. The spokesperson called on the child's parents and the local leadership to fulfill their responsibility to protect the children in the are and to ensure they safety by preventing their involvement in violent acts that put their lives and the lives of others at risk.

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