A bus driver reported the sound of shooting on Highway 60 driving from Ofra to Shiloh on Sunday evening. The bus was carrying students to their homes within the Samarian region. An examination of the bus discovered that a bullet hit one of the bullet-proof windows, near the driver. Additional bullet holes and marks were discovered on along the side of the bus. Israel Defense Forces (IDF) found 11 bullet casings near the shooting zone.

Although a number of windows on the bus were shattered, thankfully, no one was injured in the attack. During the time of the shooting, the bus was passing near the Arab village of Ein Yabrud, which is west of Ofra and northeast of Beit El. And shortly after the attack, IDF forces stationed in the Binyamin region of Samaria began searching for those responsible.

Approximately an hour before the attack on the school bus in Samaria, there was a separate stone-throwing attack. An 18-year-old woman was lightly injured. The young woman’s injury came from a stone that was intentionally thrown at a bus traveling from Haifa to Shefar’am. Instead, her side window smashed and she was injured by shrapnel. 

In yet another incident of violence on Sunday, a nine-year-old girl suffered a skull fracture as a result of a stone-throwing attack on Route 356 between Efrat and Tekoa in Gush Etzion (Judea), Rescuers Without Borders reported. Below is a picture of the car after a rock was thrown and shattered the window [Photo Source: Maale Amos Security].

9 Year Old Injured image

Sunday’s attacks (which includes the stabbing of a security guard in Jerusalem) come as the aftermath of US President Donald Trump’s historic announcement, where he officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Arab leaders, as a response to the bold declaration by Trump, incited their constituents to attack Jews. Some Arab factions called for “three days of rage” as their response to the announcement.

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