Summary of article:
Police arrested five Arab youths from east Jerusalem on Thursday, who admitted to throwing stones at a vehicle that injured two-year-old Abigail Ben-Zion, as well as reinacted the incident. The suspects told investigators that they were motivated by hatred of Jews. Immediately after the stoning incident, police began searching the area for the attackers. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that stones were thrown at a number of vehicles in the area on the same night. Police chief Insp.-Gen. Yohanan Danino stated that, “stone-throwing is an act of terror in every way, and the police treat it as such.” On top of this particular incident, earlier this week residents described an ongoing climate of fear within their community, marred by violence and harassment perpetrated by Arab youths from surrounding villages. Gil Schecter, who has lived there since the mid-’70s, said that although residents of the community have worked to engender peaceful coexistence with their Arab neighbors, a disproportionate number of youths continue to wreak havoc on women and children there. He states, “their parents are peaceful and busy working all day, but they do nothing to stop these kids.”
Is there any bias in the article, explain:
No bias is present in this article; it is solely factual in regards to the incident that took place last week. Along with the description of the stone attack, all that is added is the comments made by police officials who have dealt with this issue.
Three questions about the article:
1. Do you believe that this type of behavior is indeed taught by elders?
2. Do you think the police officials in the area have enough force to stop this hatred-based violence from occurring?
3. Are there other measures that the residents of the community could engender to try and create peaceful coexistence?
How the article affects the political arena:
Political: religious tension between the Jews and the Arabs has been around...