Israeli military says Jewish family injured in acid attack carried out by Palestinian

December 12, 2014 5:57 PM

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JERUSALEM — Seven Israelis were injured Friday when a Palestinian man threw acid at a family that had stopped to pick up a hitchhiker at a busy intersection in the West Bank, the Israeli military said.

The Palestinian attacker, who sprayed acid on the hitchhiker and the family, including four children, inside the car, also attempted to attack bystanders with a screwdriver, the army said. He was then shot and severely wounded by a passerby.

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