An Israeli bus came under fire near the settlement of Beit El late Saturday night. Line 140 (Egged) operates late into the night to provide transportation between Jerusalem and the Jewish communities in central Samaria.
During the attack, the front windshield of the bus was damaged and the driver suffered light injuries from flying glass.
The Israeli army immediately launched a manhunt for the perpetrators, but the injured driver said it was too little, too late.
“We shouldn’t have to put ourselves in danger like this,” he told Israeli media. “You drive on this road and don’t see any security forces.”
It was the fourth serious attack in this region in recent months. Security official believe there is a connection between this and earlier deadly shooting attacks outside the nearby Jewish community of Ofra.