Soldiers' Bus Targeted by Firebomb

Firebomb thrown towards a bus carrying IDF soldiers near the community of Ofra in Binyamin. No one injured.

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Elad Benari,

Firebomb explosion (illustrative)
Firebomb explosion (illustrative)
Israel news photo: Flash 90

A firebomb was thrown on Tuesday evening towards a bus carrying IDF soldiers near the community of Ofra in Binyamin. No one was injured and no damage was caused to the bus. IDF troops began searching the area to locate the perpetrators of the attack.

Earlier Tuesday afternoon, Palestinian Authority Arabs pelted an Israeli vehicle with rocks near the community of Tekoa in Gush Etzion. No one was injured but the vehicle was damaged.

On Monday evening, Israeli vehicles were targeted by PA Arabs hurling rocks near Talmon in the Binyamin region. Skillful drivers managed to escape the attackers, however; no one was physically injured and no damage was reported.

There were also numerous reports of rock attacks in Judea, which are intended by the perpetrators to kill those they target. The frequency and number of such attacks has increased over the past several months.

Earlier this week, Zuriel Barzilai, a resident of Modi'in, recalled in a conversation with Arutz Sheva how his vehicle was targeted by a firebomb as he was making his way from Talmon to Jerusalem.

“We were at a family event Talmon. At nine in the evening we headed to a different event in Jerusalem, and as we went down from Talmon and started slowing down to make a turn we saw fire coming towards the vehicle,” recalled Barzilai. “The fire hit the windshield on the right. We did not understand what was happening. Those moments were very traumatic. The intersection was dark but when the firebomb flew everything lit up. I thought I was driving into burning tires and may have stumbled on an Arab demonstration.”

He added, “It is a sense of helplessness. There was no security, no patrols. We do not know how to behave in moments like this.”