Three Israelis wounded in Jerusalem firebomb attack

Three Israelis were hurt when a firebomb was thrown at a vehicle (illustrative photo). Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( A 27-year-old Israeli woman was moderately wounded on Monday when a firebomb was thrown at a car in which she was traveling near the Arab neighborhood of Beit Hanina in northern Jerusalem.

The car caught fire and collided with two other vehicles, one of which also went up in flames. Firefighting crews quickly arrived at the scene and the fires were put out within minutes. 

Two other Israelis were lightly injured in the collision. A Magen David Adom paramedic who was called to the scene said, “Outside the car, we saw a fully conscious woman lying on the sidewalk with burns on her upper and lower extremities. Her husband was able to extract himself from the car without being injured. We gave the woman medical treatment and then transported her to a hospital, with burn wounds on 15 percent of her body.”

Security forces immediately launched searches in the area in an effort to find the perpetrator.

“Every stone throwing and firebombing is a grave terrorist attack,” Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said, Israel Hayom reported.

Posted on August 3, 2015 .