Rock-Throwing Incidents on the Rise

Ad Feedback - JERUSALEM, Israel - Palestinian rock-throwing incidents are on the rise again, particularly in the north.

On Wednesday, youth pelted a bus in the Har-Yona neighborhood in upper Nazareth. Though no one was injured in the incident, the bus driver filed a complaint with Nazareth police.

According to YNet news service, police said they were unsure whether the assailants were Arabs or Jews, but they took the incident seriously and promised to launch an investigation.

Near Akko in the north, three Arab teenagers hurled rocks at a bus, smashing the windshield. No one was injured, and police took the teenagers in for questioning.

During a meeting at the Knesset Wednesday, Public Security Minister Avi Dichter (Kadima) told legislators that in the first two months of 2008, there were 29 rock-throwing incidents, compared with three during the same months last year.

"The northern District of the Israel Police is all too familiar with such incidents and is working vigorously to curb this phenomenon," Dichter said.

Source: YNet news service

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