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Two girls lightly wounded from stone throwing in East Jerusalem
'We were covered with broken glass. Then another block hit the side of the car making a hole in the car,' said one of the girls.

Two girls traveling in a car in Jerusalem's At-Tur neighborhood were pelted by rocks on Thursday, sustaining light to moderate injuries.

 

 

The car was being driving by a family friend who was taking them home, and another girl was in the vehicle at the time. Light damage was also caused to the car, while the driver was unharmed in the incident.

 

The girls were taken to Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek Medical Center by Magen David Adom paramedics.

 

The driver and her husband said they plan to lodge a complaint with the police.

 

Damage caused to the car from the stone throwing (Photo: News 0404)
Damage caused to the car from the stone throwing (Photo: News 0404)

 

The other girl traveling in the car said "it was the three of us and the women who is our neighbor. Usually we go through Wadi Joz but because of heavy traffic caused by Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) we went through At-Tur, where there is usually police.

 

"We were driving and then suddenly something felt wrong because there were a lot of kids around us. We heard a really loud crash of a brick (hitting us)," the girl recalled.

 

"We thought that was the end of it, but then there was another one and another one and then the rear window shattered. We were covered with broken glass. Then another block hit the side of the car making a hole in the car.

 

"I ducked and hid behind my backpack but the girl next to me was hit by a rock in her back that came through the broken window," she said

 

Rock throwing incidents are becoming increasingly common in Jerusalem's Palestinian areas.

 

On Tuesday, masked Palestinian youth threw stones and fired fireworks at a complex housing a preschool in the Mount of Olives neighborhood in the capital.

 

On Sunday, Palestinians threw stones at the light train at the Shuafat neighborhood in East Jerusalem. No injuries were reported, but there was damage to the train's doors and windows.

 

Last month a 44-year-old man was lightly wounded after stones hit his cars as we was traveling through East Jerusalem.

 


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