9-month-old Israeli Baby Lightly Wounded After Stones Hurled at His Family's Car in West Bank

The infant has been evacuated to a hospital to receive medical care; incident comes amid rising tensions following uptick in terror attacks

An ambulance at the site of the incident where a baby was injured after rocks were thrown at his family's car in the West Bank, December 18, 2018.

A nine-month-old Israeli baby was lightly injured on Tuesday after stones were hurled at the car in which his family was driving on a road near the West Bank city of Halhul, north of Hebron.

The baby was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem to receive medical treatment.

On Sunday, a 24-year-old woman was hurt in her face with light to moderate injuries by a stone hurled at her car on a road between the settlements of Eli and Ariel. Medical teams treated her at the scene and took her to Shaare Zedek.

Three Israeli settlers were arrested Saturday overnight for hurling stones toward Palestinian homes in the West Bank. Two Israeli soldiers were suspended from duty after they tried to forcibly release them.

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The Israel Defense Forces' spokesman said that the army has opened an investigation into the incident, conducted jointly with the Border Police, who arrested the three settlers during a protest deemed illegal between the Palestinian city of Ramallah and the settlement of Beit El.

This comes as multiple attacks and attempted attacks by Palestinians were reported during the past week. Two Israeli soldiers were killed and another soldier and a civilian woman were seriously wounded in a drive-by shooting on Thursday near the West Bank settlement of Ofra.

On Friday, another Israeli soldier was seriously wounded when a Palestinian man reached his outpost and assaulted him with a rock and a knife. He later turned himself in to Israeli authorities on Saturday.

These attacks came several days after six Israelis were wounded and a baby, who was delivered after his mother was, died in a similar drive-by shooting last week in the same area.