Woman lightly hurt in East Jerusalem rock-throwing
Driver sustains mild injuries after stones thrown by Palestinians smash through her car’s rear window
Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief
A woman was lightly injured after Palestinian stone-throwers targeted her vehicle in the A-Tur neighborhood of East Jerusalem on Sunday.
The rocks shattered the car’s rear window. A Magen David Adom emergency medical treated the woman at the scene, and she was taken to a hospital.
Police forces are currently sweeping the area for the perpetrators.
Jerusalem has seen a spike in violence over the past week. On Saturday, a Palestinian assailant stabbed two young men and a police officer in the Old City before being shot and killed by security forces.
Soon after the stabbing attack on Saturday, clashes broke out between stone-throwing Palestinians and police officers who used stun grenades, an AFP photographer said.
On Wednesday Border Police shot and killed a woman as she attempted to stab them with scissors at Damascus Gate outside Jerusalem’s Old City. The Palestinian Health Ministry later identified the assailant as Siham Rateb Nimir, 49, from East Jerusalem.
According to Palestinian media, her son was Mustafa Nimir, who was shot dead by Border Police officers in September after an apparent misunderstanding at an East Jerusalem checkpoint.
Agencies contributed to this report.