Passenger wounded in east Jerusalem bus attack; firebomb strikes Jewish home

Sporadic violence continues blight the capital.

March 10, 2015 20:13
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An Egged bus sits in a parking lot . (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

A Tuesday rock attack on an Egged bus outside the Old City wounded a female passenger and a Jewish home was struck by a firebomb in northeastern Jerusalem the previous night, as sporadic violence continues to blight the capital.

Shortly after 12 p.m. on Tuesday, an Egged bus was struck by rocks near the Old City’s Dung Gate, shattering one of its windows and lightly wounding a female passenger, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

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The bus pulled over at a safe location, where the woman was treated by Magen David Adom paramedics and subsequently transferred to an area hospital, Rosenfeld said.

Following a police search of the area, a 15-year-old Arab suspect was questioned and placed under arrest, he said.

The evening before, at 7:30 p.m., an Arab man allegedly threw a firebomb onto the balcony of a Jewish home in the overwhelmingly Arab neighborhood of Beit Hanina.

“The balcony was set on fire and firefighters arrived within minutes to put it out,” said Rosenfeld.

“No one was injured, and police also arrived at the scene and launched an intensive search.”

There has been near-daily violence in the capital since a terrorist from east Jerusalem drove his car into four officers and a pedestrian on Friday outside of Border Police headquarters.

The terrorist survived after being shot twice by police upon exiting the vehicle wielding a meat cleaver. The five people wounded in the attack were treated for light-to-moderate wounds.

On Saturday night, Arab vandals shattered the windows of Jewish-owned vehicles in the mixed neighborhood of Abu Tor. Later that night, a lightrail train was targeted in a rock attack in Shuafat, resulting in damage to the train. Two Arab suspects were arrested moments later.

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