Palestine: Seven injured in an attack on a bus in the West Bank

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Palestine: Seven injured in an attack on a bus in the West Bank

According to an Israeli army spokesman, three men — two from Jenin (West Bank) and an Arab Israeli — carried out the attack on a civilian car used to transport recruits.

Six soldiers and an Israeli civilian were wounded in an attack on a bus traveling in the northern West Bank, the Israeli military said.

According to an Israeli army spokesman, three men — two from Jenin (West Bank) and an Arab Israeli — carried out the attack on a civilian car used to transport recruits.

Two of the suspects were arrested shortly after the attack near the Jordan Valley city of Tubas, said the Israeli military, which controls most of the valley.

The two suspects were arrested near the charred car body they had used and rifles were found on the ground not far from the scene.

The army spokesman said the semi-truck “caught fire, possibly from a Molotov cocktail that was in the vehicle” and added that the two arrested suspects were receiving medical treatment for burns.

The windshield of the targeted bus was hit by 40 bullets and a side window was shattered, AFP found.

On a dirt road near the bus, Israeli forces surrounded a charred pickup truck belonging to the attackers.

According to the Israeli military, one soldier who was seriously injured is now in a stable condition, while five other soldiers and a civilian were slightly injured.

Magen David Adom (Mada), Israel’s equivalent of the Red Cross, said two gunshot victims were being treated at a hospital in the Israeli coastal city of Haifa. Three others, injured by “shards of glass”, were taken to a hospital in northern Israel.

The attack, for which there is no immediate claim of responsibility, was hailed by the Islamist Hamas movement that rules Gaza, a Palestinian territory under Israeli blockade that is geographically and politically separated from the occupied West Bank.

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