Jerusalem24 – Two suspects have been arrested after six Israeli soldiers and one civilian aboard a bus were injured in a shooting attack in the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank near the illegal Israeli settlement of Hamra on Sunday, according to an Israeli military spokesperson.
Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that Israeli paramedics treated two moderate injuries which were airlifted to Haifa.
“We saw two people with gunshot wounds outside the bus being treated by Israeli forces medics,” a paramedic told Haaretz. “They were fully conscious and were able to communicate with us. In addition, there were two young men injured by broken glass.”
According to the Israeli military, the attackers shot at the bus from a truck. After the bus stopped, the suspects poured gasoline on the bus in an attempt to light it on fire.
The suspects were later found nearby a burnt truck as well as a damaged weapon. The army believes a fire was caused by a mistakenly ignited Molotov cocktail.
Photos seen by Jerusalem24 and published by Israeli forces show significant burn injuries to two men who appear to be conscious.
According to Haaretz, the military believes a third suspect is still at large.
According to Palestinian eyewitnesses, Israeli soldiers raided the village of Khirbet ‘Atuf near the site of the attack soon after the attack.