Three far left students touring South Hebron Hills with Breaking the Silence group were injured when their bus was stoned by Palestinians.
The Breaking the Silence group is an anti-IDF leftist group sympathetic to Palestinians.
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A bus carrying members of the leftist group Breaking the Silence, which supplies testimonies critical of the IDF from soldiers and commanders to press for its political goals, was attacked on Friday by rocks thrown by Palestinians. Three young women in the group, which was touring the area around Hebron, were lightly wounded.
As the bus passed the Zif junction, rocks hit the windows, breaking the glass. The vehicle continued on to the entrance to Kiryat Arba, where the victims were treated. Their wounds did not require them to be evacuated to a hospital.
“On our way back to Jerusalem from a tour of the south Hebron Hills area, which was organized by the Meretz and Ofek students’ groups at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, rocks were thrown at the bus,” Breaking the Silence said in a statement about the incident.
“To our great relief, the incident concluded without any serious wounded. This is the reality in the territories that we’re working to change. Therefore, we’re breaking our silence,” the statement continued.
MK Oren Hazan (Likud) said in response to the incident that “members of the extreme Left, people of double moral standards, are once again going crazy because someone holds a mirror of reality up to their faces.”
“For our enemies, Jewish blood is Jewish blood, with no difference between Right and Left. It’s a shame that you [Breaking the Silence] don’t understand that your real enemy is the Arab villain and not your Jewish brothers,” Hazan added.