8 Israelis, 1 Arab Hurt in Roadside Stoning

Sunday, October 27, 2013 |  Israel Today Staff  

Nine people were wounded on Saturday night when stone-throwing Palestinian Arab youth attacked vehicles traveling south of the Judean town of Hebron.

The assailants were targeting Jewish motorists, and managed to damage a bus carrying numerous Israelis. Eight of the bus passengers were treated for minor injuries.

Also wounded was a young Palestinian Arab girl traveling in a private vehicle.

Such roadside attacks have resulted in fatalities in the past, and Israeli soldiers conducted an intense search for the perpetrators.

In related news, Palestinian terrorists operating out of the Gaza Strip fired two mortar shells into southern Israel on Sunday. There were no injuries reported.

Back in Hebron, a 16-year-old Palestinian was arrested after trying to stab Israeli soldiers standing guard at the Cave of the Patriarchs, burial place of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca and Leah. It is the second holiest site in Judaism.

Meanwhile, the Palestine Press reported on that the Hamas regime in Gaza had ordered its forces to "shoot to kill" anyone taking part in an anti-government demonstration scheduled for November 11.

Hamas fears that with the recent fall of the Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt, it could be the next victim of the "Arab Spring" pro-democracy movement.

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