Palestinian attacks Israeli family with acid

The Israeli army says a Palestinian threw acid at a Jewish family in the West Bank, after which a passer-by shot at the man and wounded him. The Palestinian acid-thrower was subsequently arrested by police and taken to hospital under custody.

Jerusalem: The Israeli army says a Palestinian threw acid at a Jewish family in the West Bank, after which a passer-by shot at the man and wounded him. The Palestinian acid-thrower was subsequently arrested by police and taken to hospital under custody.

The military says the attack took place today afternoon in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc south of Jerusalem. The attacked family, a Jewish woman and four girls, were sitting inside a car when the attacker threw acid at them.

Israeli police said they were slightly injured. Acid attacks are rare in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Over the past month, 11 people have been killed in Palestinian attacks, mostly in Jerusalem, though there have been other attacks in Tel Aviv and the West Bank.

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