On Tuesday evening, a bus headed to Bnei Brak was targetted by Arab terrorists who threw a Molotov cocktail at it, neglecting the fact that children and infants were on board.
The 189 bus on the way from the yishuv of Emmanuel to Bnei Brak was attacked as it passed by the Palestinian village of Azzun, near Qalquilya. A passenger on the bus, told local media outlet Arutz Sheva that the firebomb hit the side of the bus. “I felt the heat of the fire, it was frightening.”
He added that the driver spotted the terrorists and tried to swerve to the side. “He almost lost control but thanks to his vigilance, he prevented a sure disaster since the Molotov cocktail could have hit the front of the bus and caused an accident.”
“A child sitting in the front seat that was filled with glass shards fell off the seat due to the driver almost losing control – this actually saved him from the glass hitting his face.”
Pinchas said the bus passengers were all Chareidi families returning to their homes in Bnei Brak. “Everyone was screaming and was in hysterics,” he described the harrowing scene.
He then praised the behavior of the bus driver and several passengers who calmed the others. “We continued driving until the checkpoint, where security forces were waiting for us after receiving a report about the incident.”