Infant among 3 lightly injured in firebomb attack in Jerusalem
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Infant among 3 lightly injured in firebomb attack in Jerusalem

Molotov cocktail thrown at car transporting family near Mount of Olives, hours after 2 Israeli officers killed in Temple Mount shooting

An illustrative photo of United Hatzalah paramedics at the scene of a stabbing attack in Jerusalem, in August 2016. (United Hatzalah)
An illustrative photo of United Hatzalah paramedics at the scene of a stabbing attack in Jerusalem, in August 2016. (United Hatzalah)

An infant girl was among three people injured in a firebomb attack in Jerusalem on Friday, hours after two Israeli police officers were killed in an attack by three Israeli-Arab assailants on the Temple Mount.

The Molotov cocktail was thrown at a family traveling in a community security vehicle in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, right near the Mount of Olives.

Paramedics who rushed to the scene treated the baby and the two adults for smoke inhalation. The child was then transported to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Police launched a search for the perpetrator or perpetrators.

Earlier Friday, three Arab Israeli terrorists opened fire on a group of police officers standing just outside the Temple Mount compound near the Old City’s Lions Gate. Two cops were killed in the attack, and a third suffered light injuries.

The victims were identified as Haiel Sitawe, 30, and Kamil Shnaan, 22, both from Druze villages in northern Israel.

They were due to be buried Friday afternoon.

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