Japanese tourist hurt in rock-throwing incident near Jerusalem church

Saint Anne's Church in Jerusalem. Credit: Berthold Werner via Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) A 69-year-old Japanese woman was injured Monday while she was touring with a group of visitors who were pelted with rocks from a roof near Saint Anne's Church in Jerusalem, according to Israeli police.

The woman suffered light injuries and was taken to the 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, the Jerusalem Post reported.

"At the time [of the attack] I was praying and I didn't understand what had hit me," she said.

Police are investigating the incident and searching for those responsible for throwing the rocks outside the Catholic church.

"I am still happy that I came to Israel and I do not regret it, I will continue the tours and I soon join back with the group after my treatment at Hadassah," the woman, who remained anonymous, said.

Posted on March 7, 2016 .