Palestinian man attacks Israeli family with acid

Highway 60 in Judea and Samaria. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( Six people, including an Israeli family of five with young children, were wounded Friday after a Palestinian man attacked their car with acid in Judea and Samaria.

According to the Israel Defense Forces, the family’s car stopped at a hitchhiking post on a road known as the Hosen Bypass, which leads from el-Khader Junction to Beitar Illit. The attacker, Jamal Abu Riadah, threw acid at the mother driving the car and her four daughters. Moshe Claude Kamun, who was waiting for a ride at the hitchhiking post, was also hit by the acid.

“The car stopped and an Arab came up from my right, asked what time it was, and threw—I think it was a cup or a small bottle—at me,” Kamun said from his bed at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, according to Israel Hayom. “It hit my eyes. I sensed I was in danger and started to run away.”

Abu Riadah, a resident of the village of Nahalin, was eventually subdued and apprehended by the Israeli Border Police. He had been imprisoned from 2004-2007 for jihadist activity.

The mother and her four girls, ages 8 to 10, were lightly wounded and taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

Posted on December 12, 2014 .