38 Israelis wounded by Arab terror in July

Monday, August 05, 2013 |  Israel Today Staff

The Israeli army an internal security agency Shin Bet have published their monthly security review for July, and it would appear that Palestinian Arab terrorism is again on the rise.

In just one month, no fewer than 38 Israeli Jews were injured in acts of Palestinian terrorism.

Among the victims is a small child who suffered a head injury when Arab stone throwers operating in Jerusalem's Old City attacked a Jewish family. Another eight-year-old Jewish boy was similarly wounded by stone throwers, and yet another baby was hurt when Palestinians hurled rocks at an Israeli passenger bus.

Three Israeli Border Police officers were wounded when a bomb exploded in the Jerusalem suburb of Abu Dis, and an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man suffered serious injuries when an Arab stabbed him in the capital.

There were even more attacks that did not result in physical injuries. For instance, there were at least 55 fire bomb attacks against Jewish motorists in Judea and Samaria in July.

Israeli forces also managed to prevent numerous terrorist attacks before they could be carried out. In Hebron, Border Police officers apprehended a knife-wielding Arab before he could stab his intended target, and another man was arrested transporting bomb-building materials in his car.

Even more numerous were Arab acts of vandalism against Jewish property and institutions around the country. In particular, young Arabs attempted to demolish the mezuzah - the prayer container attached to Jewish doors - at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, the biblical site where Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebekkah and Leah are buried.

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