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Jerusalem light rail attacked repeatedly over weekend

Five separate incidents leave windows cracked on four trains

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

A Palestinian woman and her children wait for the light rail, in the Arab neighborhood of Shuafat in north Jerusalem. (photo credit: Sliman Khader/Flash90)
A Palestinian woman and her children wait for the light rail, in the Arab neighborhood of Shuafat in north Jerusalem. (photo credit: Sliman Khader/Flash90)

The light rail in Jerusalem was attacked by rock-throwers in several incidents Saturday night, damaging windows on a number of trains.

There were five separate attacks, Ynet reported, with four of them resulting in damage.

The incidents occurred in the Shuafat neighborhood, and between the Es-Sahl and French Hill stops.

No arrests have been made.

Security forces said last Wednesday they had arrested two men in their 20s for throwing stones at passing cars and the Jerusalem Light Rail.

Graffiti reading 'Price Tag. Death to Jews' is seen spray-painted on what remains of a Light Rail station which has been vandalized by Palestinians in the Arab neighborhood of Shuafat, Jerusalem, July 2014. (photo credit: Sliman Khader/Flash90)
Graffiti reading ‘Price Tag. Death to Jews’ is seen spray-painted on what remains of a Jerusalem Light Rail station vandalized by Palestinians in the Arab neighborhood of Shuafat, Jerusalem, July 2014. (photo credit: Sliman Khader/Flash90)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered police to up patrols in East Jerusalem last week, saying he would not allow riots to become the norm.

The Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

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