(JNS.org) An Israeli man was wounded in the face on Monday after a pipe bomb thrown toward the upper parking lot at Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem exploded, Israel Hayom reported. The bomb was thrown from the Palestinian side of the complex.
The man, 25, had gone to the site to pray. After he was wounded, he refused to be taken to the hospital, and received medical treatment at the scene from Magen David Adom medics who had arrived from Jerusalem.
The past year has seen a rise in the number of security-related incidents at Rachel’s Tomb, with Palestinians there hurling rocks, fire bombs, and sometimes homemade pipe bombs almost every day toward the walled complex.