Two Jewish children were wounded by Palestinian assailants in Samaria late last week, further heightening tensions following Thursday's roadside shooting that took the life of Rabbi Avshalom Chai in front of his wife and at least one of his seven children.
Shortly after Rabbi Chai's murder, a 14-year-old Jewish boy from the Samarian settlement of Yitzhar suffered a skull fracture when Palestinian Arabs from a nearby village attacked him and his friends with stones. The boy underwent emergency surgery at a hospital near Tel Aviv and is in stable condition.
On Friday morning, a 4-year-old Jewish girl was lightly wounded when Palestinian youth hurled firebombs at her family's car as it traveled in the same area. One of the firebombs smashed through the car's window and burned the child.
Such attacks are rarely reported by the international media because they have become so common. They only make headlines when the Palestinians actually succeed in taking a Jewish life, and even then not in every instance.