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Palestinian Authority Arabs in Judea and Samaria also use slingshots to hurl rocks at Israeli motorists and IDF soldiers. (archive photo)

Suspected Arab rock throwers have murdered a Jewish Israeli motorist as he was driving late Sunday night in the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has called an “emergency meeting” of the Security Cabinet to discuss the upswing in Arab rock-throwing and firebombing attacks.


“The prime minister views with great severity the phenomenon of rock-throwers and throwers of firebombs at Israeli civilians and intends on combating this using all measures, including the stepping up of punishments and enforcement,” said a government official.

Alexander Leiblovitch, 64, was driving the vehicle when it was hit by a barrage of rocks and careened out of control, striking an electricity pole at around midnight.

Leiblovitch was mortally wounded in the crash, stated Jerusalem District Police spokesperson Luba Samri.

“The driver who was involved in the accident… apparently as a result of rock-throwing … died at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center,” she told media.

Two other passengers were also injured in the crash, albeit less seriously. The group was returning home from a celebration to mark the start of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


  1. I don’t understand why rock throwers aren’t shot out of hand. People are being killed by these murderers, so it stands to reason that a suitable deterrent is instituted. Is it because there’s a perception among the unaffected that someone throwing a rock is simply a vandal? You get whacked on the beaner by one of them and you’ll know different. Past time to send them a message. Didn’t Golda Meir say that killing Jews will be expensive? Get on with it, Bibi.

  2. Holy place of Temple Mount IS ALREADY DESECRATED!…IS ALREADY!… so… IDF and police CAN GO THERE FOR SPECIAL SITUATION… to arrest all terrorists!… because for Holy Temple MUST BE a ritual for sanctify according to the commands written in Torah… when will be rebuilded!…UNDERSTAND?………example:

    1 Kings 2
    28. Then tidings came to Joab: for Joab had turned after Adonijah, though he turned not after Absalom. And Joab fled unto the tabernacle of the YHWH, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.
    29. And it was told king Solomon that Joab was fled unto the tabernacle of the YHWH; and, behold, he is by the altar. Then Solomon sent Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, saying, Go, fall upon him.

    30. And Benaiah came to the tabernacle of the YHWH, and said unto him, Thus saith the king, Come forth. And he said, Nay; but I will die here. And Benaiah brought the king word again, saying, Thus said Joab, and thus he answered me.
    31. And the king said unto him, Do as he hath said, and fall upon him, and bury him; that thou mayest take away the innocent blood, which Joab shed, from me, and from the house of my father.
    32. And the YHWH shall return his blood upon his own head, who fell upon two men more righteous and better than he, and slew them with the sword, my father David not knowing thereof, to wit, Abner the son of Ner, captain of the host of Israel, and Amasa the son of Jether, captain of the host of Judah.
    33. Their blood shall therefore return upon the head of Joab, and upon the head of his seed for ever: but upon David, and upon his seed, and upon his house, and upon his throne, shall there be peace for ever from the YHWH.
    34. So Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went up, and fell upon him, and slew him: and he was buried in his own house in the wilderness.

  3. Anya, it seems your heart is in the right place but you obviously don't live here (Israel) or you would not use such dainty language. There is only one answer to the rock throwers…shoot to kill. If an order like that was given the chances are very high that no one, or only the first one, would get shot. I drive through these areas every single day. Usually by time you realize what's happening the rock throwers are nowhere in sight. But I guaranty you if they are they will look like Swiss cheese afterward irregardless of their age. Most of my friends are also fed up. The time has come to rid ourselves of these cockroaches of human beings. If the police and army are turned into pussies by our politicians and judges it is time for the citizens to do the job. I'd rather be in an Israeli jail than an Israeli grave.

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