JERUSALEM (Aug. 18)
An Israeli bus driver was stabbed in the shoulder Wednesday in the Gaza Strip by a passenger among a group of Palestinians he was transporting back from work in Israel.
The driver, who suffered moderate wounds, was assaulted at the Beit Lahiya junction, some three miles from the Erez checkpoint at the border between Gaza and Israel proper.
The assailant and a number of others fled the scene, while others in the bus stopped a military jeep for help.
After receiving initial medical treatment at a nearby military outpost, the driver, whose name was not immediately released, was transferred to Soroka Hospital in Beersheba.
This was the second terrorist attack in the Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours.
Earlier, a masked man attacked an Israeli soldier with an ax at the Rafah refugee camp. The attack occurred as the soldier tried to arrest the man, who was writing nationalist slogans on the walls. The soldier suffered moderate wounds.
Another soldier fired at the attacker, wounding him.