Two hurt in Silwan stone-throwings

Assailant hurls rock at a car, lightly wounding driver, a woman in her 30s; private security guard for Jewish residents lightly wounded in separate incident.

October 11, 2010 02:28
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Two rock-throwing incidents occurred in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on Sunday, leaving two people hurt in the latest bout of violence there.

In the afternoon, an assailant hurled a rock at a car, lightly wounding the driver, a woman in her 30s. The victim was taken for treatment to Hadassah-University Hospital, Mount Scopus.

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Later in the day, a private security guard for Jewish residents in Silwan was lightly wounded in another rock-throwing incident. Magen David Adom personnel evacuated him to the city’s Hadassah- University Hospital, Ein Kerem.

The neighborhood has seen daily incidents since a security guard killed an Arab resident on September 22, after he was attacked by a group of people throwing rocks in his direction during an early morning patrol.

Meanwhile, the Knesset Committee on the Rights of the Child has declared an emergency hearing on children’s involvement in stonethrowing incidents in Silwan, the committee announced on Sunday.

Committee chairman Danny Danon, as well as David Be’eri – the founder of the City of David Foundation, who was accused of running over rock-throwing children during a confrontation on Friday – will chair the meeting.

Jerusalem Post staff contributed to this report.

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