Tag Archive for stone throwers

Palestinian Punk Picked on Wrong Soldier – Shot Dead After Hurling Rocks at Car

IDF reports: Following warning shots into the air, IDF Commander shot Palestinian dead after his vehicle was being ambushed in the West Bank.



In response to being pelted with stones, a brigade commander in the IDF’s Judea and Samaria Division shot and killed a Palestinian on Friday morning.

Smashed windshield of IDF vehicle. – Photo courtesy: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT

Palestinian rioters began throwing stones at  Col. Israel Shomer’s vehicle and in response, after firing warning shots he opened fire and killed one of them. The victim was identified as a seventeen-year-old named Muhammad al-Casba. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Government Approves Legislation Toughening Punishment for Rock Throwers

This bill offers sentence of 10 years even if thrower’s ‘intent’ was not proven, and sentences for throwing rocks at security personnel, police or police vehicles will be even heavier.

By Gil Ronen


The Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved on Sunday the first bill submitted by Minister Ayelet Shaked, stiffening the punishments and penalties meted out to individuals convicted of rock throwing.

The Committee decided to bring the “continuity principle” to bear on the bill, which was originally submitted by former Justice Minister Tzipi Livni in the previous government, but passed only in the first reading. The continuity principle means that the bill will not have to be brought to a first reading again, and will advance immediately to the second and third readings. Continue Reading »

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 »

Stone Throwing Ultra-Orthodox Jews Attack IDF Officer in Jerusalem

An IDF officer visiting 2 soldiers under his command, was assaulted by dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea She’arim, causing extensive damage to his car.

By Kobi Nachshoni.


An IDF officer was attacked by dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews in the neighborhood of Meah She’arim in Jerusalem on Friday. The assailants – both adults and children – threw stones and eggs at him, caused damage to his car and yelled: “Hardak (frivolous haredi), we will kill you”.

Damage caused to officer's car

Damage caused to officer’s car – Courtesy

The officer, a resident of Kiryat Arba who serves in the Givati infantry brigade, had arrived at the neighborhood in Jerusalem to pay a visit to two of his soldiers – one of them a lone soldier whose grandfather had recently passed away.
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Palestinian Throwing Rocks on Passing Israeli Cars Shot Dead by IDF

IDF Spokesperson’s Unit says procedure requires investigation after soldiers shoot Palestinian on Monday, throwing stones at traveling cars in West Bank.

By Yoav Zitun



A Palestinian was killed on Monday by IDF fire near the settlement of Kfar Tapuach in the West Bank. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said that IDF forces observed Palestinians hurling rocks at the road and proceeded to apprehend the suspects, during which one of the stone throwers was shot.

Tapuach Junction – Archive photo: Ido Erez

He received an emergency treatment by the IDF, but later succumbed to his wounds. IDF officials said that an official Military Police investigation has been launched.

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Surveillance balloons tracking rioters in East Jerusalem for subsequent arrests

3 surveillance balloons currently operating now with 2 more to come for police to use to bust youngsters throwing ‘Molotov cocktails’ & stones at light rail & passing cars.


The Jerusalem municipality said this week that it was deploying three surveillance balloons over East Jerusalem to aid police in stopping Palestinian rioting. Two more balloons will soon be added as part of a new municipal unit for aerial surveillance.

The Israeli Surveillance balloon, Skystar aerostat, includes the advanced thermal camera SPEED-A. – Photo: iHLS

The balloons have been hovering high above hot spots on the capital’s eastside – the Shoafat neighborhood, the light rail route, and Jewish enclaves within Arab neighborhoods. Continue Reading »

Arabs Again Attack Jewish Kindergarten in Jerusalem

Arabs continue with rock-throwing incidents in Israel’s capital as clashes continued overnight & early Thursday morning in Silwan & Shuafat neighborhoods, causing damage to city’s light rail – no one was hurt.

By Noam (Dabul) Dvir


Following the deadly attack at the Jerusalem Light Rail, stones were hurled on Thursday morning at a kindergarten in the Ma’ale ha-Zeitim neighborhood in East Jerusalem, near the Arab neighborhood of Ras al-Amud.

Stones hitting the kindergarten's roof.

Stones hitting the kindergarten’s roof.

Border police and police forces started searching for the suspects who fled the scene. No damage was caused and no one was hurt.

“We heard booms in the morning coming from the kindergarten,” said Shlomi, the father of one of the kids at the kindergarten. Continue Reading »

School bus full of Jewish children pelted with stones in East Jerusalem

Mother of one of the kids says the children were scared and crying.

Egged reports damage caused to bus’ windshield.

Noam (Dabul) Dvir


An Egged bus shuttling children to school was pelted with stones and a bottle of paint on Sunday morning while driving by the Ras al-Amud square in East Jerusalem.

Damage caused to the bus from stones and paint bottle thrown at it.

Damage caused to the bus from stones and paint bottle thrown at it.

Damage was caused to the bus’ windshield and Border Police forces were searching the area for the perpetrators.

Yonatan, one of the children on the bus, told his Mom the experience was “really scary.”

“They were really frightened,” Tehiva Shaham, Yonatan’s mother, said. Continue Reading »

U.S. Seminary Girl Hit in Face by Arab Stone-Throwers in Jerusalem

In yet another Jerusalem Day Arab attack, residents in Jerusalem’s Muslim Quarter reportedly throw rocks at Jewish youths, hitting a girl in the face.

By Ari Yashar


Arutz Sheva has received exclusive reportage on yet another violent Arab attack Tuesday on Jewish youth in the Old City of Jerusalem. Again, Jews celebrating the 47th year since the unification of the 3,000-year-old Jewish capital were targeted.

Ahuva Schwartz, a resident of Jerusalem, reports that a group of 60 Jews, mostly Israeli high school boys along with some families and American seminary student girls, met at the Kotel (Western Wall) on Tuesday night. Continue Reading »

Yeshiva Students in the Galilee attacked by Arab Rock-Throwers

Jews being pelted with stones by Arabs are apparently no longer restricted to just Judea & Samaria. Now Arabs in the Galilee are throwing stones at Jews.

By David Lev


Rock attacks by Arabs against Jews are no longer restricted to Judea and Samaria. Last Thursday, dozens of yeshiva students in the lower Galilee were attacked by stone-throwing Arabs as they attempted to visit the tomb of a Jewish sage near the village of Ilabun.

The students had gone to visit the tomb of Rabbi Matya Ben Harash, a Talmudic sage. According to Shaul Pu’a, a student at the yeshiva, some 50 students proceeded from a bus that had brought them to the site to the tomb itself. 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 »

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 »

Police break into Temple Mount in pursuit of stone-throwing Arabs


Israel police officers stationed at the Mughrabi Gate break into Temple Mount to disperse rioters after being pelted by stone-throwers.

By Noam (Dabul) Dvir



Police forces who were pelted with stones in Jerusalem’s Mughrabi Gate stormed the Temple Mount compound on Friday. Police said several Arab youths were hurt while running away from officers, who used shock grenades.

Israel Police enter Mughrabi Gate - Photo: Adam Ze'evi

Israel Police enter Mughrabi Gate – Photo: Adam Ze’evi

The worshippers were removed from the site. No arrests were reported.

Last Sunday, Jerusalem police closed the Temple Mount following a scuffle between Jews and Muslims. The clash erupted after several Jews began to sing Hanukkah songs. Continue Reading »

Caught on car-cam: Arab terror-Rock Ambush

Jewish victim’s car-cam films young Arab terrorist in the act of throwing a large stone at his car as it drives by.

By Gil Ronen


A Jewish resident of Mahane Yatir, in southern Mount Hevron, was ambushed by a rock-wielding Arab youth Friday as he drove toward the community of Carmel, not far from the Zif Junction.

Rock attack caught on video - Arutz7 Screenshot

Rock attack caught on video – Arutz7 Screenshot

The event was caught on video by the man’s car cam. This may be the first time such an attack is caught on video in real time, although rock attacks are common in Judea and Samaria, and have become regular occurences in Jerusalem as well. Continue Reading »