06:31 IL: The following is an update on the condition of some of the victims in last night’s drive-by shooting attack near Shvut Rachel in Shomron. The update is provided by a spokesman for Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Yerushalayim.
A 34-year-old male is being operated on at this hour. He arrived in the hospital conscious, alert and listed in moderate condition with gunshot wounds to a leg. A second victim, a 26-year-old male, was wounded in a leg by gunfire too and is also listed in moderate condition. He is being moved to the orthopedic unit of the hospital.
Additional information pertaining to the victims hospitalized in Shaare Zedek Medical Center will be provided when it becomes available.
The head of the hospital’s trauma medicine at Shaare Zedek Hospital reports one of the victims remains in critical/life-threatening condition.
Following are names of some of the victims for Tehillim
Malachi ben Sara (critical condition)
Chananya ben Sara
Shai ben Nili
Yair ben Shoshana
The drive-by attack comes following a sharp increase in terror attacks in recent weeks. On Monday morning an IDF policewoman was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack at a checkpoint near Kever Rochel. About ten days ago, Danny Gonen HY”D was murdered in a shooting attack in Shomron near Dolev. A second person survived that attack. On motzei Shabbos 19 bullets were fired at an ambulance near Beit El in Shomron. B’chasdei Hashem there were no fatalities or injuries in that attack. The attacks listed are only a partial listing of Arab terror attacks since the start of Ramadan.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)