Photo Credit: Hadas Parush / Flash 90
Arab rioters clash with Israeli Border Guard Police officers at the entrance to Jerusalem's northern Shuafat neighborhood, near the Jerusalem Light Rail station.

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.


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Maayana Miskin has lived in Israel since 2003 and is a student of political science. She lives in Haifa with her family.


  1. They need to be caught and without trials deported with their whole family. Only then the parents will not allow their kids to keep throwing stones and the grown up terrorists hiding behind children and if one gets killed by mistake cry wolf to the whole world.

  2. Send invitations to all the countries that recognize Palestine and feel it is being abused by Israel to offer refuge to the teen and his family, or they will all be deported to Gaza, as Israel will not countenance terrorists within its borders, regardless of age, and has no inclination to waste valuable land building more prisons or detention centers for juveniles. If they feel Gaza and Palestine are such miserable places to live, Israel will be expecting one of these countries to send travel papers for the teen and his family giving them refugee status, forthwith.

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