Jewish family attacked with acid in West Bank


(JTA) — A Palestinian man threw acid at a Jewish family of five in the West Bank before he was shot by a civilian while attempting to flee.

Israeli police arrested the Palestinian attacker and took him to the hospital, The Associated Press reported.

The assailant hurled the liquid acid through a car window on Friday afternoon near a checkpoint between the West Bank settlement of Beitar Illit and the Palestinian village of Husan, the Times of Israel reported.

The five members of the Jewish family suffered light burns.

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