Stones Hurled at Jerusalem Light Rail, Bus; Police Suspect Nationalist Motives

Bus driver lightly injured after rocks cause him to crash bus into wall; Jerusalem Police searching for perpetrators.

Stones were thrown Monday at public transportation in Jerusalem in two separate incidents, which according to police suspicions were driven by nationalist motives.

Stones were thrown at a bus traveling near the Jaffa Gate in the Old City, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash into a wall. The bus driver suffered light injuries as a result of the crash while the rest of the passengers were not hurt.


Meanwhile, the Jerusalem light rail also suffered a barrage of rocks, which shattered the windshield. No passengers were injured.

Following the incidents, Jerusalem Police began scanning the area in search of the perpetrators.

Rock throwing took the lives of two Israelis last month, Asher Palmer and his infant son Yonatan, who were killed in an incident in which rocks are believed to have been thrown from a passing car. Two Palestinians were arrested last week on suspicion of carrying out the act.