From the you can’t make this stuff up files:
Palestinians attacked in J’lem after being misidentified as Jews
Three Arab youths violently attack car of Palestinian family they misidentify as Jews. ‘They tried opening the doors and my wife begged them to leave us alone. She spoke to them in Arabic and only then did they understand that we ourselves are Arabs’
A Muslim family from east Jerusalem was attacked two weeks ago by three Arab youths near the road of Sur Baher. Only after the group learnt that the family was in fact Palestinian did they leave them alone.
Rashuan Salman, his wife and their baby daughter were making their way from Umm-Tuba to Jerusalem, using the same road used by the family of two-year-old Avigail Ben Zion who was moderately after being hit in the head by a rock, when they were attacked.
And then it goes on to complain that the police response wasn’t strong enough. I have a bit of sympathy for this: this happened on the same road where a few weeks later a little baby was seriously hurt.
It doesn’t matter one jot whether the baby was Muslim or Jewish. This idea that we have highway bandits who can attack passing cars with impunity must stop. It must be dealt with very severely to the point that the perpetrators fear for their lives when they engage in the “hobby” as the New York Times calls it.
As the husband says:
“Maybe, if they would do something, than the little girls injury could have been prevented. If they would have acted – maybe there would be some deterrence and things would have gone differently,” he says.
According to him, the police has all the tools necessary to stop at least one of the three. “My wife used to live in Umm-Tuba, she studied and lived in the area all her life. She identified one of the three, and gave the police his name and they even showed us his image in the computer. But as far as we know nothing has yet happened.”
In response, Jerusalem District Police said that “a complaint was lodged and immediate afterwards an investigation was opened in a bid to find and capture an escaped suspect. We believe that we he will be arrested soon.”