5 teens injured in bus stoning in eastern Jerusalem

A view of eastern Jerusalem. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) Five teenagers, four of them Israeli and one Palestinian, were lightly wounded Tuesday when a bus and several private vehicles traveling through the A-Tur neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem were stoned by unknown perpetrators. Police immediately launched a search for the attackers.

The attack smashed the windshield of the bus, injuring the teenagers. Magen David Adom paramedics took four of the wounded—three girls and a boy ages 16 to 17—to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem for treatment, while the fifth teenager was treated at the scene.

Dr. Oded Poznanski, head of the hospital’s Emergency Pediatric Unit, said the teens told nurses they are attending a Jewish-Arab summer school program and were returning from class when their bus was attacked.

According to Poznanski, two of the girls sustained eye injuries, the boy received an injury to his leg, and another girl suffered a light head injury. All are doing well.

“My son is part of a group of Israeli, Jordanian, and Palestinian teens who are attending a cardiology class as part of a summer school course. It’s incredible that it was their bus that was attacked,” the father of one of the teens told Israel Hayom.

Tuesday’s incident joins a series of terrorist attacks that have taken place in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria over the past few weeks, include stonings, stabbings, and firebomb attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians.

Posted on August 19, 2015 .