Latest update: December 1st, 2013
Police picked up 4 Arab youths from the village of Sur Baher, on the southeastern outskirts of Jerusalem, on suspicion of throwing rocks at the car carrying baby Avigail Tzur. The car was traveling through the neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv in Jerusalem when the attack took place.
A Jerusalem magistrate court will decide today whether to remand the 4 suspects, Israel radio reported.
Police also picked up 4 Israeli demonstrators who were yelling anti-Arab slogans after the attack.
Prime Minister Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Barkat both called for severe punishment for the attackers.
At least until it’s time to release them in exchange for whatever comes up next.
Meanwhile, the victim, who sustained moderate injuries from the rocks thrown at her car, is improving. Dr. Eitan Kerem of the Hadassah Medical Center told Israel radio that he hopes the baby will recover completely and has not suffered any irreversible damage.
About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.
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