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Two Israeli teens hurt in E. Jerusalem rock-throwing

Attack on bus leaves two with light injuries to the head, several other passengers in shock

Illustrative: Israelis waiting to board an Egged bus in the center of Jerusalem, January 17, 2012. (Miriam Alster/ Flash90)
Illustrative: Israelis waiting to board an Egged bus in the center of Jerusalem, January 17, 2012. (Miriam Alster/ Flash90)

Two Israeli teens were injured late Sunday in a rock-throwing attack on a bus in East Jerusalem.

According to Magen David Adom medics, the two, ages 16 and 18, were lightly hurt when thrown rocks smashed window panes, causing glass shards to hit their heads.

The Egged No. 3 line was traveling in the Wadi Joz area near Rockefeller Junction toward the Old City’s Western Wall holy site when it was attacked. The bus was reportedly packed with passengers. A few suffered from shock.

Earlier Sunday, an Israeli woman was lightly hurt when her vehicle was pelted with stones near Beit Anun in the southern West Bank.

On Sunday morning, an Israeli woman and her infant child were reportedly attacked by an Arab man in the Jerusalem neighborhood of French Hill, Channel 2 reported.

The suspected assailant fled the scene but was apprehended by Israeli security forces shortly thereafter at a checkpoint.

The victims’ conditions were not immediately reported.

The assailant was arrested and taken in for investigation. Police have not commented on suspected motives for the attack.

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