A Jewish hiking club came under attack by Arabs in Jerusalem’s Shiloach (Silwan) neighborhood.
The club, Amitim L’tiyulim, one of the largest hiking clubs in Israel, with over 10,000 members, began their hike at Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill, going through Mount Scopus and ending at Sultan’s Pool.
The club hikes all over the country.
Every week they pick a new trail, in which to discover and investigate the land of Israel.
But as the 240 hikers in this particular trek crossed through the Shiloach neighborhood, in the old Yemenite village, they were attacked by Arab stone throwers, and one hiker, Yaakov Lubeton (32) suffered a head injury.
The group called for a paramedic, who treated the injured man, and Border Police also arrived to secure the area.
Amit Ararat, one of the founders of the hiking club, told JewishPress.com that despite the attack, the group decided to carry on, and they continued with their hike to discover and investigate Jerusalem.