Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Israeli archeologist stoned near Temple Mount
By ETGAR LEFKOVITS (Jerusalem Post)

An Israeli archeologist taking part in a dig in
Jerusalem's ancient City of David was stoned Tuesday near the Temple Mount, the archeologist said.

The archeologist was not injured in the early morning attack near a Muslim cemetery in the area, but the stone hit his car.

The suspected Arab assailants fled the scene and a
border police patrol did not find the attackers.

Jerusalem police spokeswoman Sigal Toledo said that a group of Arab children apparently threw the stone.
Joseph I. Lauer reports on his list that he wrote to Etgar Lefkovits to ask the obvious question -- who was the archaeologist? Lauer reports: "He responded, 'an associate of Hebrew U archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar'. Unfortunately, I do not have any more information."