6 November 2009
On Friday 6 November 2009 at 2am, many stones and one glass bottle were thrown onto the roofs and yards of Palestinian houses in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem. The stone throwing did not cause material or physical damages but did wake up and endanger the Palestinian residents including young children.
The stone throwers were observed by Palestinian residents as being orthodox religious Jews. They gathered on the street outside the Shimon Hatzadik Tomb, located just behind the Palestinian houses in the heart of Palestinian Karm Al-Ja’ouni neighbourhood. The stone throwing lasted about 10 minutes until the police arrived. When the Palestinians informed the police about the violence, they didn’t show any interest and failed to arrest the perpetrators. Instead, they focused on harassing the local Palestinians and international activists, questioning them about their presence and demanding their passports.