Acid attack by Palestinian terrorist on Jewish family in West Bank

A Palestinian threw acid on a family of 6 in West Bank; Second attack on Friday following a Palestinian driver who ran his car into a military outpost, no injuries reported; Security rise in Jerusalem and West Bank

Scene of the acid attack (MDA)

Scene of the acid attack (MDA)

A Palestinian terrorist attacked a family of six in the West Bank at a checkpoint with acid. Initial reports claim that the terrorist approached the car of the family between at a West Bank tunnel checkpoint not far from Beitar Illiat, spraying the family with acid.

Security forces at the scene shot the terrorist in the leg and Magen David Adom paramedics treated the family en route to Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem.

The terrorist was also treated on the scene and is reportedly in moderate condition.

Three of the four children reportedly aged 8-10 suffered minor acid burns, the father reportedly burned in the face and eyes.

This is the second attack on Israelis by Palestinians Friday morning. A Palestinian drove his vehicle into a military outpost near Nablus in the West Bank. The area was highly populated by IDF soldiers, no injuries reported.

IDF and police forces have set up blockades and increased security in these areas and are conducting an investigation on both attacks. Increased security has been ordered by the Defense Ministry in Jerusalem’s Temple Mount out of fear of protests.