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Rocks hurled at bus heading to Eilat, smashing window

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Rocks were thrown at a bus traveling to Eilat in the southern Negev region early Tuesday morning, smashing a window on the vehicle, in what the bus operator said was an attack on a symbol of the Jewish state.

The Egged bus company blamed local Bedouin for the attack, saying such incidents are on the rise.

There were no reports of injuries and the driver of bus No. 790 from Tel Aviv to the southern resort city filed a complaint with police.

“Apparently these are young Bedouin rioters who have recently frequently been attacking Egged’s buses on the roads of the northern Negev for nationalist motives, apparently, due to Egged buses being perceived as a symbol of the Zionist regime,” Egged said in a statement.

Egged said the “shameful phenomenon” has been on the rise, with dozens of recent incidents, and that........

© The Times of Israel

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