Rock Thrown at Bus in Binyamin

Rock hurled at Egged bus as it travels near Binyamin. Miraculously, no one injured.

Elad Benari ,

Rock hits bus
Rock hits bus
Israel news photo: Hillel Maeir

A rock was hurled on Monday evening at an Egged bus that was traveling in the Binyamin region.

The bus was making its way from Jerusalem to Beit El, when the rock was thrown at it near the community of Migron. No one was injured, but an Arutz Sheva reporter who was on the bus said that the rock hit the window near the driver, who escaped injury simply because the bus was heavily protected.

Rock attacks on Israeli vehicles have become a common phenomenon in recent weeks. Two weeks ago, rocks were thrown at the Jerusalem Light Rail as it was passing near the Shuafat neighborhood. No one was hurt but the train sustained broken glass.

That same evening, rocks were thrown at a bus near the Yafo Gate in the city. As a result, the driver lost control and hit a wall. The driver was lightly wounded but the passengers were unhurt.

On Yom Kippur, a woman in labor and her husband were attacked as they rushed to the hospital. Terrorists hurled rocks at their car as they drove near the Har Homa neighborhood on their way to Hadassah Ein Karem hospital in Jerusalem.

A rock attack also claimed the lives of Asher Palmer and his infant son Yonatan in September.

So far, the rock attack phenomenon has been prevalent in Judea, southern Hevron and Gush Etzion. Monday evening's attack was the first in this latest wave of rock attacks that took place in the Binyamin area.