Daily Israel Report

Israeli Driver Wounded in Samaria Attack

Israeli driver lightly wounded when Arabs throw objects at his vehicle in the Shomron. Rock and firebomb attacks becoming more common.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 4/6/2012, 12:12 AM

Arab rock throwers
Arab rock throwers
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An Israeli driver was very lightly wounded on Thursday evening, when Arabs threw objects at his vehicle next to the Shomron (Samaria) Arab village of Nabi Elias, on Highway 55 between the Jewish communities of Alphei Menashe and Karnei Shomron.

The vehicle also sustained damage.

Rock and firebomb attacks on Israelis have become an increasingly common phenomenon over the past several months.

Last week, Arab men threw Molotov cocktails at a bus near the Hebrew University campus in French Hill in northern Jerusalem.

The bus sustained damage, but the makeshift bombs failed to break the windows and the dozens of passengers escaped without injury.

Following the attack, the head of the Student Union at Hebrew University-French Hill warned that the attack “is yet another proof that [terrorist] murder on the campus area is just a matter of time.” Hebrew University students have complained that local Arabs routinely harass them.

A second firebomb attack was carried out last week near the city of Beitar Illit, a short distance from Jerusalem. Attackers targeted an Israeli bus, but failed to cause injury or damage.

The day before, a groom about to get married was wounded in a rock attack as he went to pray at his grandfather's grave at Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives cemetery.