Palestinian rock-throwers who caused a car crash that seriously wounded a
three-year- old girl earlier this month are in custody, security forces announced
The incident occurred on March 14, when rocks hurled at a car
near Ariel in Samaria caused it to swerve and smash into a truck, injuring seven
Israelis, including Edel Biton, the young girl.
She remains hospitalized
in serious condition at the Schneider Children’s Medical Center for Israel in
Petah Tikva. Biton’s two sisters and mother were moderately
“Those involved in the attack, five youths aged 16 and 17 from
the village of Haras, admitted during questioning by the Shin Bet (Israel
Security Agency) to their involvement in the attack,” the Shin Bet
The domestic security agency added that in recent months, local
terrorism has increased in the West Bank, particularly rock throwing by
Palestinians at Israeli civilian vehicles in the West Bank.
results of this attack illustrate again the danger inherent in these types of
local terrorism incidents,” the Shin Bet added.
In recent days, a
71-year-old Israeli man was shot and lightly wounded in the leg in a suspected
terrorist drive-by shooting in the West Bank.
The shooting occurred as
the man stood at a hitchhiker’s post at Kedumim junction, in the northern West
Magen David Adom paramedics arrived on the scene and evacuated the
injured man to hospital, MDA spokesman Zaki Heller said.
The man had
hitched a ride to the area, and exited a car just before he was shot, Heller
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