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Israeli seriously wounded in Jerusalem rock-throwing attack

Car carrying 3 individuals returning from Rosh Hashanah dinner comes under attack by Palestinian assailants hurling stones

The scene of the car crash September 13, 2015 resulting from a rock-throwing attack in Arnona, Jerusalem in which one man was severely wounded. (Arik Abulof/ Jerusalem Fire and Rescue Services)
The scene of the car crash September 13, 2015 resulting from a rock-throwing attack in Arnona, Jerusalem in which one man was severely wounded. (Arik Abulof/ Jerusalem Fire and Rescue Services)

A Israeli man was seriously wounded and two others sustained light injuries when a car they were riding in came under attack by rock-throwers in Jerusalem late Sunday night.

Unknown assailants believed to be Palestinian residents of east Jerusalem attacked the car with stones, causing the driver to lose control, run into a ditch and crash into a pole.

The incident occurred in the East Talpiot neighborhood in southeast Jerusalem.

The three individuals were returning from a family dinner celebrating the Jewish New Year which began Sunday evening.

The injured man, in his 60s, was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem for treatment.

Police were searching for the perpetrators.

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