Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sent a message to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on Friday, saying that he viewed the firebomb attack which injured six Palestinians in the West Bank Thursday as a "very serious" offense and that all efforts would be made to bring the perpetrators to justice.
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Unknown assailants threw a Molotov cocktail at a Palestinian taxi outside the Gush Etzion settlement of Bat Ayin on Thursday night, leaving six people lightly to moderately wounded, including two children. Results from an initial investigation raised fears that Jewish extremists could have perpetrated the attack.
Netanyahu's special envoy Yitzhak Molcho called PA chief negotiator Saeb Erekat with the message for Abbas and Fayyad.
The prime minister added that he would ensure the Palestinian victims of the attack were receiving proper medical treatment.