Israeli injured while in West Bank after rock thrown through windshield
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Israeli injured while in West Bank after rock thrown through windshield

23-year-old man struck in the face while driving near the settlement of Maale Shomron before shabbat, before he was taken to hospital and required surgery

A sign points to Israeli tourists sites and activities in the Jewish settlement Shilo, West Bank. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
A sign points to Israeli tourists sites and activities in the Jewish settlement Shilo, West Bank. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI

An Israeli man was hit in the face and injured while driving in the northern  West Bank when a rock crashed through his windshield and hit him in the face.

The driver, a 23-year-old Israel Defence Forces officer who was on leave, was driving with his father near the settlement of Maale Shomron on Friday afternoon. He was taken to a hospital in Petah Tikvah and required surgery. The officer lost consciousness after being hit with the rock, and his father had to take over the wheel and pull the car over, he told the Israel National News website.

There were several reports of rocks being thrown at cars bearing yellow Israeli license plates in the area.

A day earlier, three firebombs were thrown at a car driving on the road between Maale Shomron and the Palestinian village of Azzun on the way to the settlement outpost of El Matan.  It was in the same place five years earlier that a firebomb hit a car carrying a father and his 11-year-old daughter. Ayala Shapira was severely burned in the attack.

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