Monday, August 17, 2020, 13:59 On the morning of Monday, August 17, near the Arab village of Tuqua in Gush Etzion, a terrorist threw a large rock at a Jewish family driving from their home in Rosh Tzurim to Jerusalem for a day of fun. There were no physical injuries, however the front windshield of their car was shattered.
The father, who was with his four children, aged ten, seven, five and two, described the attack: “At six minutes after ten I recited the Travelers’ Prayer, and I added ‘and save us from traffic accidents and terrorists’. Twenty seconds later I saw a 17-year-old youth, wearing a brown shirt, to the right of the road at the bend where the school is. I saw him raise his arm and prepare to throw a large rock. And I didn’t have anywhere to escape.
“My ten-year-old daughter sat in front and the other three children sat in back. We heard a ‘boom’ and the front windshield was damaged, right in front of my daughter. The children were frightened and started to scream and cry.”
He retained his composure and called the security headquarters as he continued driving to the entrance of the Jewish community of Tekoa, where policemen and MDA medics met them. The father also called Honenu’s rock terror headquarters so that they could follow the complaint and ensure that the terrorist was prosecuted to the full extent of the law. He filed a complaint with the policemen at the site and traveled to the Moriah Police Station in Jerusalem to file a complaint. The police authorized the damages for the purpose of governmental compensation and authorized the family as victims of terror.
This was the first time that the family had experienced a rock attack. Honenu will assist them in dealing with the authorities, monitor the progress of the complaint and verify that the investigation of the attack is thorough.
In May 2020, Honenu launched a campaign to put a stop to Molotov cocktail and rock terror. The organization calls on everyone who has experienced an attack to call their headquarters for assistance in bringing the terrorists to trial. As of now, the vast majority of the perpetrators are not apprehended. Honenu is endeavoring to lead a change by offering guidance to motorists, residents and visitors, traveling in Yehuda and Shomron and by closely following the progress of complaints once they have been filed.
See here, here, and here for cases of recent attacks being handled by Honenu.
Honenu’s campaign against rock terror