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Bus Driver Attacked by Terrorists

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Security forces were searching the East Jerusalem-Bethlehem area today for two suspected Palestinian terrorists who stabbed and severely wounded an Egged bus driver last night. The driver is in Hadassah Hospital where he was reported to be out of danger.

According to police, the suspects were the only passengers on the bus which was on a return trip from Bethlehem to Jerusalem late last night. When it reached an isolated area near Sur Bahr village, they attacked the driver with knives inflicting wounds on his face and chest and then fled. He managed to bring the bus to a stop on the main highway where he lost consciousness. A passing motorist took him to the hospital.

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