Israeli child injured in rock throwing attack by Israeli teens

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli child was injured in a rock throwing attack on a car near Hebron, perpetrated by Israeli youths who intended to hit Palestinian vehicles.

Two teens from the Kiryat Arba settlement near Hebron were arrested by the Israel Defense Forces in connection with the Saturday night attack and released on Sunday morning following an interrogation, the Israel Police told Israeli media.

An investigation into the incident is continuing, but the police reportedly expect to make several arrests in connection with the attack.

The two teens who were arrested, who are minors, told soldiers that they intended to throw rocks at Palestinian cars, according to the Times of Israel. They had been demonstrating against Palestinian attacks on Jews at an intersection near Route 60, a major West Bank thoroughfare.

The Israeli child, 4, was injured by broken glass from the car’s smashed windows.

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