J'lem: 2 stone throwing incidents damage bus, light rail

Egged driver lightly injured after losing control, slamming into wall due to stone throwing; light rail windshield damaged, no injuries reported.

By MELANIE LIDMAN
October 11, 2011 00:06
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Jerusalem light rail with Egged bus

Jerusalem light rail with Egged bus 311. (photo credit: Abir Sultan)

 
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Two stone throwing incidents in Jerusalem on Monday night caused damage to the light rail and an Egged bus.

In Beit Hanina, rocks thrown at the light rail damaged the windshield, though no injuries were reported.

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Next  to the Old City rocks were thrown at a number 2 Egged bus, causing the driver to lose control and slam into a wall.

The bus driver was lightly injured from the impact and treated on the scene by Magen David Adom paramedics. None of the passengers were injured though the bus was damaged. Police opened investigations into both of the incidents.

Last week, the IDF and Israel Police arrested two Palestinians from the village of Halhoul near Hebron, who allegedly threw a rock that killed Asher Hillel Palmer and his son as they drove near Kiryat Arba last month, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) announced on Thursday.

The two Palestinians confessed during questioning to throwing the rock at Palmer’s car on September 23, which caused him to run off the road and flip over, killing him and his infant son, Yonatan.

Yaakov Katz and Tovah Lazaroff contributed to this report.

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