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Israeli driver accidentally enters E. J’lem’s Issawiya, car is pelted with rocks

Man lightly injured in incident as windshield shattered; police search for assailants

The entrance to the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya, November 5, 2019. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
The entrance to the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya, November 5, 2019. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

An Israeli man’s car was pelted with rocks Saturday after he accidentally drove into the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya.

The man was lightly injured and treated at the scene, according to Hebrew media reports.

Photos showed his rear windshield was shattered.

Police were searching for the rock-throwers.

Earlier Saturday, a group of some 10 masked alleged Israeli settlers beat and threw rocks at a Palestinian family in the West Bank in an attack the family captured on video.

According to the B’Tselem organization, the Alyan family — two parents and their eight children — were working on their agricultural land near the illegal settler outpost of Mitzpe Yair, south of the West Bank city of Hebron, when the attack took place.

In the footage, the assailants can be seen throwing rocks and brandishing batons as the children scream and cry in the background.

Also Saturday, the Yesh Din rights group reported an attack the day before by settlers in the northern West Bank. According to Yesh Din, some 20 settlers coming from the direction of the Yitzhar settlement threw rocks Friday at a neighborhood in the town of Hawara, damaging two parked cars. The group has recently reported other attacks in the area.

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