By Gil Ronen
A 17-year-old Arab terrorist stabbed a bus driver Wednesday evening, causing him light wounds.
The driver, who is about 50, was evacuated to Shaarei Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem.
The attack took place at the entrance to Betar Illit, barely twenty minutes from Jerusalem.
The terrorist was arrested and was searched to make sure he was not carrying any explosive charges on his body.
ZAKA emergency services volunteer Reuven Reuven told Arutz Sheva that an Arab who came to the entrance to Betar Illit "walked behind the resident and stabbed him in the neck three times, injuring him slightly."
"Betar Illit's security forces that were on the spot, and army forces that arrived on the spot, jumped on the terrorist and arrested him."
Photos: Hatzalah Judea and Samaria
The Israel Air Force struck a terror center in the northern part of the Gaza Strip overnight Wednesday, according to the IDF Spokesman's Office.
AFP quoted Palestinian officials as saying the IAF targeted a training camp belonging to Hamas's Izzadin al-Qassam Brigades terrorist force. No injuries were reported in the strike.
The IAF strike came following an escalation in rockets from the Gaza Strip in the past week. On Wednesday, rockets fired from Gaza exploded in the western Negev, with two rockets landing in Sderot and two in Netivot. The rockets landed in open areas. No injuries or damage were reported.
The IAF also hit terrorist tunnels in the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, following several rockets fired earlier that day at the Negev.
On Monday, the IDF struck targets in Gaza from the air and land in response to a barrage of more than 30 rockets and mortar shells fired by Hamas and Islamic Jihad at farming districts in the South.
Local residents in the Eshkol Regional Council reported awakening to the sounds of explosions and rushing for cover in safe rooms designed to protect them from the projectiles.
Hamas and Islamic Jihad said they targeted the rural district as a response to an Israeli air strike on Sunday night, which struck and seriously injured two members of an al- Qaida-inspired terror cell as they rode on a motorcycle.
The two men, Talat Jarbi, 23, and Abdullah Makawai, 24, were in the final stages of preparing a large and complex terrorist attack on Israelis, and were plotting on launching it from the Sinai Peninsula, the IDF said.
Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report.