Daily Israel Report

Firebomb Attacks in Jerusalem Set Home, Bus on Fire

Egged bus and Jewish home to immediate east and south-east of Old City hit by molotov cocktail terror attacks.
By Ari Yashar
First Publish: 8/19/2014, 11:20 PM

Molotov cocktail attack (file)
Molotov cocktail attack (file)
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As Gaza terrorists breached the ceasefire and renewed their rocket fire on Israeli civilian centers Tuesday, Arab terrorists in the Israeli capital of Jerusalem apparently didn't want to be left out of the action.

Two molotov cocktail attacks were launched in the eastern part of Jerusalem late Tuesday night.

In the first incident two firebombs were hurled at an Egged bus driving on Yericho Road towards Moti Gur St., which passes adjacent to the Old City to the east.

One of the two molotov cocktails exploded on impact, setting the bus on fire. No injuries were caused, but the bus was damaged in the attack; police began a search for the terrorists.

In another attack that occurred shortly thereafter, two molotov cocktails were thrown at a Jewish home in the Arab-majority Shiloach neighborhood, located just to the south-east of the Old City and known by Arabs as Silwan.

The firebombs burst into flames, setting the roof of the building on fire. Firefighting crews arrived quickly to fight the blaze, while police forces started searching for the perpetrators.

The attacks come not long after Arab terrorists threw a molotov cocktail at an Israeli car on Saturday night in the Gush Etzion area of Judea near Bethlehem.

The 40-year-old Beitar Ilit driver suffered first- and second-degree burn wounds, as well as a cut to his head from a stone thrown in the attack.

It is worth noting that "moderate" Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction, through it's "military wing" Al-Aqsa Martyr's Brigades, recently declared it would be increasing terror attacks against Israel.

The terror group in Judea and Samaria has declared "open war" on Israel. That call was accompanied by a shooting attack south of Bethlehem last Sunday, after another shooting attack a week before in Neve Tzuf.

A wanted Fatah terrorist was killed by IDF forces near Shechem last Monday, after he refused to turn himself in and opened fire on the soldiers.