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IDF Soldier Dies After Attack At Shuafat Checkpoint

By 10/11/2022 9:30 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

An 18-year-old female Israeli soldier died from wounds sustained in a shooting attack in east Jerusalem on Saturday night, at the Shuafat junction checkpoint.

Sergeant Noa Lazar from Bat Hefer was critically wounded in the attack and transported to a local hospital, where she later was pronounced dead. Lazar was promoted from the rank of corporal to the rank of sergeant after her death.

Source: JNS (Israel Defense Forces)

According to police, a suspect arrived at the Shuafat crossing and fired at security forces. In addition, a shot was fired from a passing vehicle. This also resulted in a seriously injured 30-year-old male security guard, whose condition “continues to be difficult” following surgery, the hospital said on Sunday morning. A third victim, a woman, was lightly wounded, according to initial reports.

The three victims were transported to Hadassah Hospital at Mount Scopus, according to MDA emergency services.

Three suspects were arrested as of Sunday morning, according to media reports. The suspects in their 20s were transferred for questioning by police and the Shin Bet internal security service.

This being said, a manhunt for the gunman who shot and killed a Border Police officer was still underway Monday morning. 

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