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Jerusalem: Stones hurled at Light Rail, bus

Jerusalem's public transport system under attack: Stones hurled at Light Rail in Shufat; none injured. Simultaneously, rocks thrown at bus near Old City. Driver loses control of vehicle, sustains light wounds. Police launch search

Yair Altman
Published: 10.10.11, 23:30 / Israel News

Stones were hurled Monday at the Light Rail in Jerusalem's Shufat neighborhood, near the Israel Police National Headquarters. A windowpane was smashed but no injuries were reported.


The train drove on to a garage but all the passengers were dropped off at the nearest station, in the French Hill. An alternative train was sent in its place.


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The Light Rail has been installed with stone-proof windows and therefore despite the smashing of a windowpane a plastic shield managed to prevent any injuries.


Almost at the same time, stones were hurled at a bus near the Jaffa Gate in the Old City. The bus driver lost control of the vehicle, hit a wall and consequently sustained light injuries. The passengers were not injured.


Jerusalem police have launched a wide-scale search to trace the perpetrators.


Last week, two Palestinians were arrested on suspicion of throwing stones in an attack which killed Asher Palmer and his infant son Yonatan near Kiryat Arba. Police are checking whether the two are also behind 17 other cases of stones hurled at vehicles.




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