Israeli bus driver injured by stones near West Bank checkpoint near Jerusalem
An Israeli bus driver was slightly injured on Saturday evening when stones were thrown at the vehicle near a checkpoint in the West Bank northeast of Jerusalem.
The driver, in his 30s, was slightly injured by shards of glass as the bus was targeted by suspected Palestinian assailants near the Hizma checkpoint.
Paramedics from Magen David Adom treated the man and took him to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem for treatment.
There were no other injuries in the incident.
It was the second time this month that a bus driver was injured in attacks near the checkpoint, located at the junction between Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Last week, a Molotov cocktail was thrown at a bus near the checkpoint during clashes between security forces and hundreds of Palestinians, as they honored Hamas terrorist Fadi Abu Shkhaydam, who had killed an Israeli and injured four others in the Old City of Jerusalem earlier today. The 25-year-old bus driver was treated for shock; no passengers were injured, MDA medics said at the time.
Also last week, dozens of Israeli settlers staged a demonstration in the Binyamin area of the West Bank to protest what they say is an increase in stone-throwing attacks by Palestinians.
Protesters gathered near the Palestinian village of Luban e-Sharkiya, the Ynet news site reported.
Settlers claimed there had been an increase in stone-throwing incidents recently and warned that lives were at stake.
Stoning of vehicles by Palestinians and settlers in the West Bank is common and has, in some cases, caused serious injury or death.