Firefighters at the scene of the attack. (Sliman Khader/Flash90) (Sliman Khader/Flash90)
Fire bomb attack Jerusalem

A Palestinian terrorist threw a firebomb at a passing car in Jerusalem. As a result, three civilians were wounded – two men lightly and a young woman moderately.

An Israeli woman, 27, was moderately wounded Monday night when a Palestinian terrorist threw a Molotov cocktail at her car on the Ben Zion Netanyahu interchange on the outskirts of Jerusalem. Her husband, who was with her, escaped unharmed.

Another man was lightly wounded after the driver of the burning car lost control and hit him. A third man was lightly injured after attempting to extinguish the flames. He sustained burns and inhaled smoke.

The car was completely consumed by the fire.

The wounded woman was rushed to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem. A hospital spokesperson said she was being treated for second- and third-degree burns on 25 percent of her body, mostly on the lower limbs. “We will determine in the coming days the course of treatment,” depending on the severity of the burns,” she added.

Terror Attacks Against Israelis Occur Regularly

There are similar terrorist incidents at the site of the attack on a regular basis.

“Every rock and every fire bomb thrown is a severe terror attack, which we will not accept,” stated Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. “We will not succumb to terror nor alter our daily routine.”

All summer events in the capital will continue as scheduled.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben Dahan said he expects “all those who condemned the terror events over the weekend to condemn the attack that took place this evening, which injured two people and miraculously did not lead to deaths.”

“There is no Jewish terror or Arab terror, there is just terror — and it kills,” Dahan asserted. He was referring to the widespread condemnation voiced by Israel’s leadership and protests across the country in the wake of the death of a Palestinian baby when his house caught fire. Security forces suspect that Jewish terrorists ignited the flames.

Member of Knesset (MK) Tzipi Livni called for harsh action against the terrorists. “Facing terrorism, rock throwings and Molotov cocktails, it is now up to security forces to wield a heavy fist to find and punish these criminals and thwart any future attacks,” she said on Tuesday.

In a separate incident, Palestinian terrorists threw several firebombs at an Israeli bus in the Hebron area on Monday. They missed their target.

There were also numerous incidents of rock-throwing and firebombing of Israeli citizens at various locations throughout the country. They go unreported because they end without incident and are regarded by the security forces as routine.