Toddler, father lightly hurt in rock-throwing attack

Two-year-old rushed by injured dad to Jerusalem hospital after being hit by glass from shattered car window

Illustrative photo: Palestinians throwing rocks near Ramallah. (Issam Rimawi/Flash90)
Illustrative photo: Palestinians throwing rocks near Ramallah. (Issam Rimawi/Flash90)

A toddler and her father were lightly wounded in a rock-throwing attack on Road 443 north of Jerusalem on Wednesday evening.

The two-year-old girl and the father, who were not immediately named by police, were hit by glass shards from the car’s window, which shattered when it was hit by a rock thrown from the side of the road near the West Bank village of Bir Nabala.

According to police, the incident was the second time a car was hit with rocks on the highway Wednesday evening. Both incidents saw damage caused to the vehicles, but only in the later one were passengers hurt.

The father was hurt in the shoulder but was able to continue driving, rushing his daughter to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, where her wounds were said to be light.

IDF troops deployed in the area and were searching for the attackers.

Two rock-throwing attacks took place in Jerusalem Wednesday. On Wednesday night, rocks were thrown at the light rail as it passed by the Shuafat neighborhood in northern Jerusalem. No damage was caused to the train. Police were searching for the suspects in the attack.

Earlier, a policeman was lightly injured in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya when rock-throwing protesters clashed with Border Police forces. The rioters were dispersed with tear gas. There were no arrests or injured reported among the protesters.

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