Four Palestinians arrested in rock attack that injured Israeli toddler


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Four Palestinians were arrested in connection with an attack on a car in a Jerusalem neighborhood that seriously injured a Jewish toddler.

The alleged attackers, ranging in age from 15 to 20, were ordered held in custody through Monday. They are residents of the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Sur Baher, located adjacent to the scene of the attack.

The 2-year-old victim, identified as Avigayil, was hit in the head on the evening of Nov. 28 while traveling through the Jewish neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv, which separates the West Bank from pre-1967 Israel. Police said they believed the incident was nationalistically motivated.

The child, who reportedly lost consciousness after the blow, was taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital. On Friday, the hospital’s chief of pediatrics told Israeli media that the toddler had improved and was expected to make a full recovery with no irreparable damage.

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