Japanese tourist injured by stone-throwers in Jerusalem Print

A 69-year-old female tourist from Japan was lightly wounded last month by stonethrowers who pelted a group of visitors from a roof near Saint Anne’s Catholic Church near Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem, police said.

The woman had wounds to her head, and paramedics transferred her to the emergency room at Hadassah University Medical Center. “I’m a tourist in Israel as part of a tour group of Japanese people who love Israel; I was very surprised by the stone-throwing attack,” said the wounded woman. “At the time [of the attack] I was praying and I didn’t understand what had hit me.”

Police have launched searches for the perpetrators of the incident. The identity of the assailants was not initially known.

(Issue April 2016)