JERUSALEM (Dec. 16)
A gasoline bomb was thrown at an Arab house in the Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood Monday but caused no casualties or damage. The incident coincided with the end of the 30-day mourning period for Eliahu Amdi, the yeshiva student murdered by Arabs in the Old City last month.
Amdi lived in the Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood. The bomb was thrown about 200 meters from his family’s home where memorial services were being held. Police cars patrolled the streets and a riot squad was on hand but the services ended without incident. Amdi’s death touched off 10 days of attacks on Arabs and their property by Jews in Shmuel Hanavi and in the Old City.
Police, meanwhile, are investigating the stabbing Sunday night of Zaharan Hassuneh, Mayor of Kabatiya in the West Bank and head of the Jenin district education department. Hassuneh, who is pro-Jordan, was attacked by two assailants near his home. He was hospitalized in Afula where his condition was reported to be “satisfactory.”
Police are looking for a possible connection between the attack on Hassuneh and the stabbing last September of Dr. Yaser Obeid of Ramallah, Jordan’s chief medical representative in the West Bank.