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Palestinians injured in possible West Bank firebombing

JTA

August 16, 2012 | 12:43 pm

Six Palestinians were injured when a taxi caught fire near a West Bank Jewish settlement.

Palestinians said Thursday’s fire was the result of a settler throwing a firebomb at the vehicle. Israeli police said a second firebomb was located near the site of the attack, which took place near the Bat Ayin settlement, Haaretz reported.

Police investigators looking into the incident were trying to determine the cause of the fire and whether the car was actually hit by the incendiary projectile or overturned for other reasons.

The Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported that a family of four, including two 4-year-olds and their parents, were among the victims, who were transported to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Karem hospital by Magen David Adom ambulance.

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