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11 rock-throwing attacks on Jerusalem buses reported Sunday; 1 injured

The Egged bus company has reported 11 rock-throwing attacks on its buses in Jerusalem on Sunday, mostly around the Old City’s Damascus Gate, the Ynet news site reports.

The assaults injured one person, who was hospitalized with a head injury, the report says. A number of buses suffered shattered windows and other damage.

Egged chairman Avi Friedman brands the uptick in stone-throwing “a real terror attack that was premeditated with the aim of harming visitors to the Western Wall and deterring [them from visiting the holy site].”

The attacks came during the Tisha B’Av fast, which marks the destruction of the Jewish Temples in Jerusalem, and amid renewed tensions between Palestinians and Jews around the Temple Mount.

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