The Gaza war might be over, but violence continues to plague the Israeli capital of Jerusalem. The city’s Jewish residents are subjected to almost daily, largely unreported attacks.
On Monday, a three-year-old Jewish girl was lightly wounded when Palestinian Arab assailants attacked a public bus with stones. Flying glass from a broken window resulted in lacerations on the young girl’s face.
A short time later, Palestinians hurled a firebomb at a public bus traveling north of Jerusalem, wounding another man.
Police presence in the eastern half of Jerusalem has been significantly increased due to the increased frequency of violent rioting. The capital’s new light rail train cars have been a favorite target, and numerous passengers have reported harrowing attacks as they approach the more troublesome neighborhoods.
Similar violence prevented the opening of several schools in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Jebl Mukaber on Monday.
Local residents angered by what they claim is a lack of services at the schools tried to prevent a new headmistress from entering one of the facilities. Police officers called to the scene to protect and escort the school official were violently attacked by the mob.