Rock narrowly misses toddler, but case is closed
For a selection of cases in which Honenu Attorneys have represented victims of rock or Molotov cocktail attacks, see here.
Thursday, March 31, 2022, 12:01 Claiming that the identity of the perpetrators is unknown, the police closed an investigative case of a rock attack in the Binyamin region, even though one of the rocks shattered a window next to the head of toddler and glass shards landed on her. Her mother filed a complaint with the police for attempted murder and after the case was closed, Honenu Attorney Chayim Bleicher sent a letter (summarized below) to the Investigations and Intelligence Department of the Etzion Police describing the attack:
On 6.3.22, as my client drove north on Route 60, terrorists threw rocks at her on the section of the road that passes under the bridge of the new road being constructed before the "El Arub" intersection. My client was driving with her young children, a seven-year-old son and a one-and-a-half-year-old daughter. One of the rocks hit and completely shattered the rear window above the head of the little girl. Miraculously, despite the direct hit and the great panic, the incident ended without physical injury or loss of control [of the car].
This was a serious incident of attempted murder of an entire family, including their little daughter, which only by a miracle did not end tragically. Unfortunately, it has been proven that rocks can kill! And therefore this incident must be given its due importance. It should be noted that this incident is only one of an incessant chain of rock terror attacks at the site. Rock terror has become a daily routine for the area residents.
The El Arub intersection and the roads to and from it have increasingly turned into a focal point of terror attacks and rock-throwing, which have increased even more over the past few days. Decisive action is necessary to locate and to penalize the terrorists, so that deterrence and security can be returned to the residents who drive daily on that road.
Honenu Attorney Chayim Bleicher stated his reaction to the case closing: "From the start, there was a need to treat this investigation as if the worst case scenario had occurred and the rock had injured the toddler sitting in the car. We are astounded that the General Security Service has not been involved with the case and that the suspects were not quickly apprehended. We demand that the GSS be involved with every incident of this kind and that they take every action possible to detain suspects."