Six members of Israeli security forces were injured on Thursday morning in a shooting attack at a checkpoint on the tunnel road between Jerusalem and Gush Etzion.
Three terrorists arrived at the checkpoint by car at about 9 a.m. The passengers aroused the suspicion of the Israeli security forces at the checkpoint and they stopped the car for an inspection. The terrorists opened fire, injuring a number of them. Other security forces at the checkpoint quickly opened fire and neutralized all the terrorists.
Two Kalashnikov rifles and other weapons and ammunition were found in the terrorists’ car.
MDA paramedics administered emergency medical aid at the scene and evacuated the victims to Hadassah Ein Kerem and Shaarei Tzedek Hospitals, one in critical to serious condition and the others in light to moderate condition.
This is the third terror attack in Jerusalem since the war began.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)