Israeli Students Stoned by Arabs During Field Trip to Ein Gedi


Israeli students on a field trip in Ein Gedi were attacked on Sunday morning by stone-throwing Arab teens, Arutz Sheva reported.

B’chasdei Shamayim, no injuries were reported.

The students, from Yerushalayim, were hiking in the Ein Gedi National Park near the Dead Sea through the Kfar Etzion Field School, a desert canyon area, when they came under a barrage of stones thrown by teens from the Bedouin town of Tel Sheva in the Negev. The attackers hurled stones down at the Jewish students from higher ground as they walked through the bottom of the canyon.

The student group filed a report with the police and Education Ministry.

“We’ve led hikes in Ein Gedi with many groups from around the country, but this was the first time we’ve ever had a serious incident like this occur – throwing stones at elementary school children,” said Yaron Rosenthal, from the Kfar Etzion Field School.