'Breaking the Silence' bus attacked by rocks

Three people lightly wounded as Palestinian Arab children pelt leftist NGO's bus with rocks.

Ben Ariel, Canada,

Hevron resident argues with Breaking the Silence member
Hevron resident argues with Breaking the Silence member
Garrett Mills/Flash 90

A bus carrying activists from the leftist group Breaking the Silence was pelted by rocks near Hevron on Friday, Haaretz reported.

Three people were lightly wounded, according to the newspaper.

The assailants who carried out the attack were Palestinian Arab children, Breaking the Silence told Haaretz. The three wounded were participating on a Breaking the Silence tour at the time of the attack. 

"To everyone's benefit, no one involved was seriously wounded," said the Breaking the Silence spokesperson of the incident.

"This is the reality in the territories and we are working to change it," he added.  

Breaking the Silence has been in the headlines in Israel in recent weeks, after the Zionist group Im Tirtzu revealed that the leftist NGO is funded by Palestinian beneficiaries.

Breaking the Silence has been accused of inciting against Israel on the global stage by accusing it of "war crimes," has been caught accepting false "testimonies" allegedly from IDF soldiers, and admits it has no real vetting process for verifying which claims are true.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon recently banned the group from entering IDF camps and engaging with IDF soldiers, and Education Minister Naftali Bennett later banned the extremist organization from operating within Israel's school system.

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