Officer Injured in Jerusalem Molotov Cocktail Attack on Border Police Vehicle
A Molotov cocktail was hurled by Palestinians at a police cruiser in Jerusalem’s Abu Tor neighborhood late on Wednesday, lightly wounding one of its occupants, Israel’s Channel 2 reported.
Border Guard officers traveling in the vehicle managed to escape before it was engulfed in flames. One of the officers, however, was treated for smoke inhalation.
According to the report, a firefighting team that rushed to the scene to extinguish the flames was attacked by stone throwers. Eventually, the firefighters were able to successfully reach the burning jeep and prevent the fire from spreading to nearby houses. Another vehicle adjacent to the burning jeep, however, caught fire and an electrical pole was damaged.