Damaged bus from rock throwing incident (Photo: Avi Orlov)

Three injured in rock throwing incident

Palestinian rock throwers target an Israeli bus passing through East Jerusalem Sunday evening, causing three injuries; police launch an investigation to locate and arrest the suspected rock throwers; in a separate incident rocks hurled at car near Kiryat Arba.

Three people were lightly injured on Sunday night after a group of Palestinians hurled rocks at a bus near the Rockefeller museum in East Jerusalem.



The Egged line number three bus crossed Neviim Street and continued in the direction of the Kotel. Approximately 500 meters after it passed Sultan Suleiman's Street and the Damascus gate, the rock throwers targeted the bus, causing panic and a nuber of injuries.


Scene of rock throwing incident (Photo:Avi Orlov)
Scene of rock throwing incident (Photo:Avi Orlov)


Magen David Adom (MDA) rescue and paramedic teams arrived at the scene to treat a 22 year old and a 23 year old, who sustained head injuries. The two were later evacuated to Jerusalem's Hadassah Mount Scopus hospital. MDA also treated and evacuated a 61-year-old lady to Hadassah Mount Scopus, who became overwhelmed by anxiety and was suffering chest pain.


All three injured individuals were discharged from hospital on Monday morning. The rock throwers also damaged the bus's windshield and lower storage compartments. The Jerusalem police opened an investigation to locate and arrest the suspects.


In another incident near Kiryat Arba, a woman was lightly during incident in which stone throwers launched rocks at her windshield. Magen David Adom treated the woman on the scene. She refused to be evacuated to the hospital.


פרסום ראשון: 06.13.16, 11:45
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