Three Wounded in Rock Throwing Incident En Route to Kosel

YERUSHALAYIM -
The smashed windshield of the bus. (Chadashot24)
The smashed windshield of the bus. (Chadashot24)

Three people were lightly wounded on Sunday night, Motzoei Shavuos in Israel, after a group of Palestinians hurled rocks at a bus near the Rockefeller Museum in East Jerusalem.

The Egged number three bus crossed Hanevi’im Street and was on its way to the Kosel. Just after the bus passed Sultan Suleiman Street and the Damascus Gate, the rock throwers targeted the bus, causing panic and a number of injuries.

Glass shards on the seats of the bus. (Chadashot24)
Glass shards on the seats of the bus. (Chadashot24)

Magen David Adom rescue and paramedic teams arrived at the scene to treat two women, 22 and 23, who both sustained head injuries. They were later evacuated to the Hadassah Mount Scopus hospital. MDA also treated and evacuated a 61-year-old woman to Hadassah Mount Scopus, who became overwhelmed by anxiety and was suffering chest pain.

All three injured individuals were discharged from the hospital on Monday morning. The rock throwers also damaged the windshield and lower storage compartments of the bus. The Jerusalem police opened an investigation to locate and arrest the suspects.