A Jerusalem resident was assaulted by Arab teenagers in the eastern part of the capital Wednesday. The victim sustained light wounds and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The Jewish man arrived at the Mount of Olives to visit his mother's grave ahead of his upcoming wedding. Arab students who left school a short while earlier hurled stones at his vehicle and reportedly beat him up.
One of the car's windows was broken during the attack; police launched an investigation into the incident in an effort to identify the assailants.
The victim's friend, Yaakov Klein, said the Arab teens did not make do with hurling stones at the car. "They surrounded the vehicle, shook it, and even poured paint on the car. After they pulled the groom out of the vehicle they beat him up," he said.
Jewish residents in the area said Wednesday's attack was not unusual.
"Jews are being attacked often around the Mount of Olives," one local resident said. "Usually we see deliberate damage done to vehicles, yet this time around it ended with a physical injury."
Police officials confirmed that several youngsters hurled stones at an Israeli vehicle at the site.
"The driver of the vehicle was lightly hurt and was taken to hospital. Police forces are scouring the area and the probe has shifted to the intelligence front," a police official said.