Tag Archive for Rock-throwing

Israel’s New Justice Minister Shaked Advances Bill to Stiffen Punishment For Rock Throwing

The proposed revised legislation provides for up to 20 years incarceration for any individual who throws a rock/projectile at any vehicle with the intent to cause harm.



Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked on Thursday announced that she will be aggressively pushing forward with legislation to increase the penalties for persons throwing rocks with fast-track consecutive meetings with the Ministerial Committee on Legislation starting on Sunday.

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked – Photo: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/The Jerusalem Post

Little detail was provided by Shaked’s spokeswoman, but she confirmed that the legislation would be similar to that which former justice minister Tzipi Livni had started to push forward. Continue Reading »

Watch: Arab knife-wielding attacker shot dead by police in Kafr Kana

At least 6 wounded, including baby, in Arab rock attacks as police battle rioters in the Galilee, Samaria & Jerusalem.

By Ido Ben-Porat


A three-year-old baby boy was among several Israelis injured Saturday evening in a string of rock attacks by Arabs. The baby was taken to hospital with “light” wounds when the car he was traveling in was targeted by rock-throwing Palestinians close to Shiloh Junction in southern Samaria’s Binyamin region.

Magen David Adom medics provided first aid treatment to the infant, who suffered from a head wound, before evacuating him to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem.

Arab extremists have stepped up a campaign of rock-attacks against Israeli motorists Saturday night. Continue Reading »

Arab town in Galilee begins riots & protests after police shoot knife-wielding man


Riots & rock-throwing begins when 22 yr-old Arab man succumbs to his gunshot wounds after police shot him during attempted stabbing attack.



The Arab town of Kafr Kana in the Lower Galilee declared a general strike on Saturday morning following the death of a local man whom police shot after he apparently tried to attack them with a knife, Israel Radio reported.


Israeli Police. – Photo: ISRAEL POLICE

Dozens of youth in the area were hurled stones at police forces while others torched tires as patrol vehicles were positioned at the town’s entrances in attempt to prevent disturbances, according to the radio station.

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IDF Soldier shoots dead a Palestinian targeting Israeli vehicles near Hebron

Israel’s army says the dead roadside-terrorist was among a group of 3 throwing stones & firebombs at Israeli cars near Hebron, and has ordered an investigation into the incident.



Early on Monday morning IDF forces shot and killed a Palestinian near Hebron who was part of a group throwing firebombs and stones at passing Israeli drivers.


IDF soldiers man a checkpoint in Hebron on June 17 – Photo: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST

The incident occurred west of the village of Samu near Hebron.

The IDF said that the deceased was among three masked man who were throwing the objects at the drivers. Continue Reading »

Proposed gov’t legislation seeks to toughen sentences for rock throwers

New law will allow conviction without a need to ‘prove intent to harm’ car or passengers and 5 years for throwing a rock at a police officer or his vehicle – interfering in the carrying out of his duty.


The government is attempting to make it easier to convict suspects of throwing rocks at passing cars as well as stiffening the sentence for the crime. A draft of a new law that was circulated on Sunday by the Justice Ministry would make it possible to convict and punish the violators even if the state cannot prove they intended to damage cars or injure passengers.

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20 masked Arab stone-throwers attack police on Temple Mount


8 Palestinian Al-Aqsa mosque rioters arrested during clash at Mughrabi Bridge at the end of Friday prayers.

By Omri Efraim



About 20 masked Palestinians hurled stones at police forces at the Mughrabi Bridge at the end of Friday prayers on the Temple Mount.

Archive photo of stone-throwers on the Temple Mount. - Photo:  AP

Archive photo of stone-throwers on the Temple Mount. – Photo: AP

Police forces managed to push the masked men into the Al-Aqsa Mosque, restored calm to the area and the dispersion of the worshippers from the complex continued as normal.

Eight of the stone throwers have been arrested.

Two weeks ago, the Temple Mount was closed for visitors following rioting of masked Palestinians, who were throwing stones at policeman and civilians and barricaded themselves in the Al-Aqsa mosque. Continue Reading »

2 Border Guard officers at Rachel’s Tomb wounded by Arab attackers


Police forces were pelted with stones, IEDs &  Molotov cocktails in riot near Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem, with 2 policemen sustaining light to moderate injuries.

By Yoav Zitun


Two Border Guard officers were injured after being pelted by stones thrown at the force near Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem, only a day after an IDF raid left three Palestinian terrorists dead in Jenin.

Photo: Courtesy of Rachel Our Mother organization

Forces being treated – Photo: Courtesy of Rachel Our Mother organization

The two soldiers sustained light to moderate injuries and were evacuated to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem.

Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri was quoted by Palestinian news agency Ma’an say saying that Palestinian youths threw “improvised explosive devices” and Molotov cocktails towards members of the Border Guard in the Aida refugee camp north of Bethlehem, but the soldiers reportedly sustained their injuries from stones thrown at them from rooftops. Continue Reading »

IDF Shoots Dead Palestinian Rock Thrower Before Cars Pelted

IDF force sitting in ambush catch an Arab terrorist who prepared to throw rocks at passing Israeli cars north of Jerusalem.

By Gil Ronen and Ari Soffer


An IDF force lying in ambush shot dead an Arab terrorist who was preparing to throw rocks at Israeli cars traveling on Road 60, north of Jerusalem. The incident took place near Givat Asaf, in the Binyamin region, on Monday evening.

The ambush was placed following an uptick in the number of similar attacks as of late. It is too early to say whether it signals a change in IDF policy toward rock throwers, but the military action appears to be a departure from the policy of the last few years, which has been marked by extreme hesitance to use deadly force against rock and firebomb throwers. Continue Reading »

Rabbi Visiting Murdered Son’s Grave on Mount of Olives Gets Attacked by Arab Gang

Rabbi Yitzhak Cohen reports of a harrowing attack, the full 40-minute assault highlighted the lack of police presence by the Mt. of Olives, a well known hotbed of Palestinian attacks.

By Tova Dvorin and Ari Soffer



Rabbi Yitzhak Cohen, whose son Neria Cohen was murdered in the Mercaz HaRav attack in 2008, was violently attacked by Arab youths as he visited his son’s grave on the Mount of Olives yesterday.

“Yesterday I went with my wife and children to my son’s gravesite,” the Rabbi recounted, in an interview with Arutz Sheva. “At the end of the road on Mount of Olives, I saw a group of Arab youths – they immediately began throwing stones at our car.” Continue Reading »

Mother of 4: ‘They Threw Stones at My Car to Kill Me’

33 year old mother of 4 said after attacked while driving in Samaria, ‘There’s glass in my eyes and mouth.’

By Ari Yashar


Wednesday morning Arabs threw rocks at the car of a resident of Karnei Shomron as she drove on Highway 55 in Samaria.

The shattered windshield – Shomron Regional Council

The driver, a 33 year-old mother of 4, briefly lost control of her car as the rocks shattered her windshield, showering her with broken glass.

“There’s glass in my eyes and mouth,” said the woman, noting “they threw the stone to kill me.”

She called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to respond harshly to “the increase in attacks that aim to cut off the lives of residents.” Continue Reading »

Jordan Protest Israel’s Newly Installed Temple Mount CC Security Cameras

Jordan expressed its outraged at Israel’s installation of closed-circuit security cameras following attacks on civilians and Israel Police, accuses Israel of violating Muslim religious freedom.

By Maayana Miskin


Jordan, the custodian of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem, demanded on Tuesday that Israel remove surveillance cameras at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on the Temple Mount, the AFP news agency reports.

“Jordan rejects Israel’s installation of surveillance cameras on December 8 to monitor waqf officials and worshippers, particularly women,” Information Minister Mohammad Momani told state news agency Petra.

“Jordan does not accept that Israel has set up a police station inside the compound. Continue Reading »

Rock-throwing terrorists face 4 serious charges in court

The Muslim youths who hospitalized unconscious baby Avigail with a fractured skull, first threw prepared firebombs on the road in order to slow down vehicles driven by Jews, then threw rocks intentionally seeking to cause  serious bodily harm.

By Ari Soffer and Gil Ronen


Prosecutors have filed charges at the Jerusalem District’s juvenile court against seven Arab youths from the village of Tzur Baher, over a rock-throwing attack which left a two year-old girl seriously injured in the capital’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood.

Suspect in rock attack – Israel Police spokesman’s unit

The indictment states that the seven youths attacked the car in which toddler Avigail Ben-Tzion was traveling, along with her mother and siblings, in a brutal attack on November 28. Continue Reading »

Police Minister Promises Crackdown on Attacks by Arabs in Jerusalem


Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich promises,’it will stop’ as he admits increase in anti-Semitic attacks in Israel’s capital is a problem.

By Ari Soffer and Arutz Sheva Staff


Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich (Likud-Beytenu) has promised to put an end to the harassment of Jews in Jerusalem.

Aharonovich was responding to a question by MK Orit Struk (Jewish Home), in which he was challenged over a sharp increase in anti-Semitic attacks by Arab extremists in the capital.

“Half a year ago you sat with me a special panel targeting nationalistic crimes, which did not focus solely on the so-called ‘Price Tag movement’ [i.e. Continue Reading »