A 27-year-old Israeli woman suffered moderate injuries with first and second-degree burns over 20 percent of her body after she and her husband were firebombed while driving in northern Jerusalem on Monday.
The attack occurred at a junction between the northern Jerusalem neighborhoods of Beit Hanina (Arab) and Pisgat Ze’ev (Jewish).
The woman’s husband was uninjured in the attack. But a passerby who tried to offer assistance suffered smoke inhalation, and a pedestrian was lightly injured after being hit by the couple’s vehicle as it went up in flames.
The injured woman was said to be in stable condition at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.
Police forces quickly secured the junction and set up roadblocks in an effort to apprehend the perpetrators. Authorities also ejected a group of Arab youth who had gathered to watch the targeted car burn.
Stoning and firebomb attacks against Jewish motorists have become routine at this particular junction, as well as at other locations on the eastern side of Israel’s capital.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said in the wake of Monday’s attack that “every stone and firebomb thrown is an act of terrorism. We will not surrender to terror.”