Police arrested seven Jerusalem youths on Sunday for hurling eggs and bags filled with water at a passing vehicle causing it to crash and injuring the driver.
It is customary for children to engage in water fights during the holiday of Shavuot, celebrated by Jews this weekend.
Shavuot celebrates the granting of the Torah to the Children of Israel at Mount Sinai and is also a harvest festival that has been marked since the days of the First Temple. In Israel, it is also celebrated as Hag HaMayim (the water festival) and many children take advantage of the relatively warm springtime weather to splash each other with water balloons, water pistols and hoses. It is not uncommon for non-participants to get caught in the crossfire, usually resulting in nothing worse than them getting wet.