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.