A Jerusalem court has brought charges against a teenage terrorist who wounded a young baby last week. The 16-year-old attacker, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is an Arab resident of the city.
He was charged with hurling a brick at a bus last Sunday. The bus was heading for the Western Wall, a Jewish holy site.
Several passengers were hit with shattered glass in the attack, and a baby suffered cuts to his head.
Arab children and teens living in Jerusalem have been involved in several recent attacks. This week, a group of Arab boys ages just 10 to 12 attacked a civilian bus, causing damage but no injuries.
The involvement of Arab children in terrorism in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and Gaza is a phenomenon that dates back generations. Terrorist groups in the region have been taken to task by Amnesty International, the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, and others for making cynical use of teenagers and young children to attack Jewish civilians.