A 13-year-old Israel boy was seriously wounded on Thursday night when Palestinian Arab terrorists detonated a roadside bomb next to a vehicle in which he was traveling in the vicinity of the biblical Judean town of Hebron.
Members of US-backed Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' own Fatah party claimed credit for the attack.
Earlier, Fatah terrorists operating near the Samarian town of Nablus said they were behind a shooting attack on an Israeli passenger bus. There were no injuries in that attack.
A poll recently carried out among Palestinians living in Abbas' de facto capital of Ramallah showed that a firm majority continue to support terrorist violence against Israel, despite US and European claims to the contrary.
Conducted by noted Palestinian pollster Khalil Shikaki, the survey revealed that an overwhelming 84 percent of average Palestinians approve of the recent terrorist massacre of eight young Jewish bible students at a Jerusalem seminary.
Sixty-four percent of respondents said they also support ongoing rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip on southern Israel.