A busload of Palestinians returning from Ramadan prayers in the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem late Friday night were attacked by a group of heavily armed settlers who threw rocks at the bus, injuring eight.Earlier this week, settlers tried to mount an explosive device under a car in a village near the location of Friday’s attack on the bus.
The attack took place on the main road between Ramallah and Nablus in the northern West Bank, near the illegal Israeli settlement of Shilo, at around 1:30 in the morning. The settlers apparently laid in wait for the bus of worshippers, then emerged fully-armed and throwing rocks.
Eight people injured by rocks and broken glass were taken to Rafidia Hospital in Nablus.
Following the attack, the Israeli military closed the road, which is the main artery from the northern to the central West Bank, for more than two hours.
No one was arrested in the attack, and no investigation is being made into the incident. But Israeli soldiers have set up new checkpoints along the road, which is mainly used by Palestinians.