Jewish homes in East Jerusalem hit with firebombs
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Jewish homes in East Jerusalem hit with firebombs

Palestinians throw 3 Molotov cocktails at Ma’ale Hazeitim neighborhood on the Mount of Olives; no injuries reported

Lazar Berman is a former breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

The Jewish neighborhood of Ma'ale Hazeitim, at the heart of the Arab neighborhood of Ras al-Amoud, on the Mount of Olives, May 2011 (Yossi Zamir/Flash90)
The Jewish neighborhood of Ma'ale Hazeitim, at the heart of the Arab neighborhood of Ras al-Amoud, on the Mount of Olives, May 2011 (Yossi Zamir/Flash90)

Palestinians threw three Molotov cocktails at buildings in a Jewish neighborhood on the Mount of Olives Thursday night.

Light damage was caused, and no one was injured in the attack on the East Jerusalem Ma’ale Hazeitim neighborhood, Israel Radio reported.

The suspects managed to escape.

On Saturday evening, an apartment in the Jewish East Jerusalem neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv was firebombed, causing some damage to part of the home. Police suspect the attack was nationalistically motivated.

The attack came on the heels of another firebombing incident last week, in which an 11-year-old girl was seriously injured when a Molotov cocktail was hurled into the car she was riding in near the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Shomron. Her father suffered light injuries.

The girl, Ayala Shapira, who suffered third-degree burns over much of her body and face in the attack, awake from an induced coma on Thursday but is still in serious condition, said doctors at Sheba Medical Center, where she is being treated.

Two Palestinian teens were said to have confessed to Thursday’s attack and were in IDF custody.

Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

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