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Firebomb hurled at Jerusalem Light Rail; none hurt
Molotov cocktail thrown at train as it passes through Beit Hanina neighborhood; window shattered, but bottle does not explode

A Molotov cocktail was hurled at the Jerusalem Light Rail as it was passing through Jerusalem's Beit Hanina neighborhood. The bottle shattered a window but did not explode. No one was injured, and the train continued en route to the French Hill neighborhood.

 

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Jerusalem District Police said officers were scouring the area in search of the assailants, but no arrests have been made as of yet.

 

A police official said that the Light Rail has been attacked with stones, but this was the first time that it was hit with a firebomb.

 

About a year ago stones were thrown at the train in the Shufat neighborhood on Route 1, near Israel Police headquarters. No injuries were reported. The Light Rail is equipped stone-proof windows.

 

About six months ago a female soldier was stabbed in the chest aboard the train as it was passing through Jerusalem's Pisgat Ze'ev neighborhood. The soldier suffered moderate injuries. The suspect was detained at the Qalandia checkpoint and claimed that he was influenced by Arab television networks such as Al-Jazeera and Al-Manar and their coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

 

 

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