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January 29, 2013 1:36 pm

Kindergarten Attack and Other Incidents In and Around Jerusalem Spread Fears of Increasingly Violent Atmosphere

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Jerusalem. Photo: Berthold Werner.

Several incidents over the weekend highlighted the increasing Arab violence directed at Israelis in and around Jerusalem. According to Israel Today.

On Sunday evening, a bus traveling north from Jerusalem was damaged when a stone thrown by Palestinians managed to penetrate the bulletproof glass.

Also on the outskirts of Jerusalem, Israeli security forces in at least three separate incidents caught would-be Arab assailants in possession of pipe bombs.

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Israeli security officials have noted a significant rise in the number of attacks in and around Jerusalem in which assailants  use such weaponry, as opposed to the more traditional guns and knives.

In the West Bank town of Hebron, Arab stone-throwers attacked a kindergarten in the city’s main Jewish enclave.

Also on Sunday, an Arab man assaulted a Jew in the capital’s Givat Shaul neighborhood, according to Israel National News. The attack resulted in a riot that saw dozens of Jews and Arabs face off in violent confrontation.

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