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Rock attack on Mt. Olives bus

Updated: Apr 5

Please see here a list of posts relating to cases in which Honenu provided legal counsel to victims of antisemitic attacks in Jerusalem.

Rock damage; Photo credit: Free use

Monday, April 19, 2021, 13:15 Honenu’s headquarters received a report of a rock-throwing attack on a bus on the Mount of Olives on the afternoon of Monday, April 19. The passengers, who had a typically hareidi appearance, fled towards Mount Scopus. One of the passengers described the incident: “We were in [the section where the fallen of the Old City during the War of Independence are buried] on Al-Muqdasi Street. When we returned they threw a huge rock at us. The rock penetrated the bus and miraculously no-one was sitting where it landed. The rock – a large, sharp rock – injured an elderly woman in the leg.” The passenger continued his description: Hatzala medics evacuated the woman to the hospital and the rest of the passengers attempted to make contact with the police. “I phoned the police immediately and 25 minutes later I called them again to ask why they weren’t coming. A few minutes after that they arrived.” Honenu Attorney Chayim Bleicher: “Over the past few days we have received many reports of severe antisemitic attacks in Jerusalem, in the north and in Yaffo – all throughout Israel. There has been a wave of antisemitic attacks by an incited Arab-Israeli mob. A defensive shield against the enemy is urgently needed. On our part, we will make every effort to legally pursue the enemy, both by following criminal proceedings and by filing civil suits at every instance of antisemitism.”

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