Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 9:20 In mid-June, terrorists threw rocks at a Jewish car on Route 458 near the village of al-Mughayyir. Honenu Attorney Chayim Bleicher, who is representing the driver, sent a letter to the police. From the letter: “The rock directly hit the car’s front windshield, shattered it and penetrated the vehicle. Fortunately the horrific incident ended without bodily injury and my client succeeded in driving, while covered in glass shards, to Kochav HaShahar.”
Afterwards the driver filed a complaint with and gave detailed testimony at the Beitar Illit Police Station. Bleicher: “From photographs of the incident and the location of the attack it is clearly evident that the incident could have ended much worse, with either a head injury or loss of control of the car.”
The driver was informed by security forces that suspects had been apprehended. Bleicher sent a letter to the Binyamin Police requesting that they update him about the case and bring the suspects to trial. The reply from the Binyamin Police surprised both Bleicher and the driver: “In examination of the evidence and the investigative file no mention was found of suspects having been detained for carrying out the crime and the case has been closed – ‘perpetrator unknown’.” The reply also stated that the police would be happy to receive “names of suspects who were detained or persons suspected of carrying out the crime.”
Honenu Attorney Chayim Bleicher, who is representing the driver whose car was damaged: “Rock attacks are terror attacks in every way. It is expected that the police and other security forces would use all available means to apprehend, neutralize and bring terrorists to trial. We demand that the incident be handled as if the terrorists had achieved their goal and the worst outcome possible had occurred.”
The case is being handled as part of Honenu’s campaign against rock terror.
Honenu’s campaign against rock terror