A 14-year-old Israeli boy was severely wounded by Palestinian Arabs on Tuesday for no other reason than that he was a Jew in a place where the Palestinians insist Jews are forbidden.
The boy was riding in a car with his brother and a friend when they hit a traffic jam in the Arab village of Huwara in central Samaria. Hearing Purim music, the boy and his brother got out of the car to dance.
They were quickly assaulted verbally by Palestinian Arabs in another vehicle, while others moved to block the Jews’ escape.
Suddenly aware that they were in danger, the brothers got back in their car. But they were unable to flee before one of the Palestinian Arabs hurled a cinderblock through an open window, striking the 14-year-old in the head and fracturing his skull.
He is currently on life support in serious-but-stable condition at Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Petah Tikva.
Yossi Dagan, head of the Samaria Regional Council, told the Tazpit Press Service (TPS) that this was “an antisemitic murder attempt.”
Dagan added that he had never seen “a situation where an Arab who stops in a Jewish area is attacked with such vicious violence.”