Two female soldiers were lightly hurt Wednesday night after a firebomb was hurled near Mount Scopus in northern Jerusalem.
The two were treated for smoke inhalation after being taken to the nearby Hadassah Hospital.
According to police, the firebomb apaprently sparked a brush fire near the Mount Scopus campus of Hebrew University, which spread toward the nearby Ofrit base of the IDF’s Homefront Command.
Firefighters were battling the blaze.
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Witnesses who reported the fire to police reportedly said they saw the fire start from a firebomb attack on the mountain’s northern side, which faces the Palestinian neighborhood of Issawiya.
The fire also coincided with the minor Jewish holiday of Lag B’omer, which is traditionally marked in Israel with large bonfires.