Arab Mob Attacks Car in East Jerusalem

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JERUSALEM, Israel -- Police rescued two Jewish men just in time Wednesday morning after Israeli Arabs bombarded their car with rocks, smashing all the windows.

The two men fled from the car, escaping an attempted lynching as the mob began beating them.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told CBN News police arrived on the scene within eight minutes and initiated a search for the perpetrators, who fled the scene. 

The attack took place near the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Orot (House of Lights), a historically significant site for Israelis.

During the Six-Day War, Giora Ashkenazi, the commander of an Israeli paratrooper named Chanan Porat, was killed there during the battle for Jerusalem's Old City.

In 1990, Porat, a rabbi and former member of Knesset, working with American Jewish philanthropist Irving Moskowitz, purchased the land where the neighborhood now stands.

Beit Orot residents host festivities on Jerusalem Day. From the neighborhood, residents and visitors enjoy a panoramic view of whole city, including the Temple Mount and walls of the Old City.

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