JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Palestinian children in eastern Jerusalem were hit by a car driven by a settler leader after they threw rocks at the vehicle.
David Be’eri, the director of Elad, a nonprofit organization that runs the City of David and helps move Jews into homes in Silwan, told Israeli media that he accidentally hit the children after the car came under attack from rocks thrown by several children on the morning of Oct. 8.
A video of the incident shows the car swerving to avoid hitting a child standing in the street and then plowing into the other two. The Palestinian boys reportedly sustained leg injuries. The back window of Be’eri’s car was smashed.
Jerusalem police questioned Be’eri.