Israeli bus firebombed on road Obama set to travel

No injuries reported in incident on Route 60; soldiers searching for assailants

Aaron Kalman is a former writer and breaking news editor for the Times of Israel

Illustrative. A Palestinian throws a firebomb. (Issam Rimawi/Flash90)
Illustrative. A Palestinian throws a firebomb. (Issam Rimawi/Flash90)

A Molotov cocktail was hurled at an Israeli bus near the outpost of Givat Asaf on Route 60 late Tuesday evening. The road is on US President Barack Obama’s route when he travels to Ramallah on Thursday.

No injuries were reported in the incident, which took place north of Jerusalem and south of Bet El. The IDF said soldiers were searching the area.

Obama’s visit to the region will include meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres, as well as sessions with leaders of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas and Salam Fayyad.

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