There were two separate ‘travel terror’ attacks on the Jerusalem Light Rail Sunday night, both in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, according to Channel 2 television news.
Local Arabs hurled rocks at the passenger train as it passed through the neighborhood. No one was physically injured although a number of passengers were traumatized by the attacks. Several cars were damaged in the attacks as well.
Each time a window on the Light Rail is smashed, the CityPass company is forced to pay between NIS 3,000 to NIS 5,000 for its replacement since insurance does not cover the cost of damage due to terror attacks.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat called for a “heavy handed response” to violence in the city in a statement earlier this month, and pledged the assistance of city hall as needed by the police.