Tuesday’s terrorist incident in Ma’ale Adumim, Judea, 4.3 miles east of Jerusalem, left six Israelis injured.
A handgun was used by the terrorist, a 20-year-old Palestinian from Al-Eizariya (also known as Bethany), to start shooting outside the city’s main shopping center.
The terrorist, who was also carrying a knife, was “neutralized” by a Border Patrol agent who had opened fire on his day off. The condition of the attacker was not immediately known.
Two victims of gunshot wounds were treated by Magen David Adom emergency medical staff before being taken in serious and moderate conditions, respectively, to the hospital.
It was unknown if the extra victims were also shot at, but they were moderately hurt.
A man in his 40s is the victim who was gravely hurt. According to MDA, the other victims included a 14-year-old kid and three males aged 28, 29, and 37. “When I arrived at the scene, I found several people who were injured with gunshot wounds,” stated United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Meir Bogot.
I gave them immediate care, including bleeding control and bandaging, along with other first responders, and then I brought them all to the hospital. The Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit was present at the scene due to the nature of the incident.
At the IDF Central Command Headquarters in northern Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant were receiving regular reports on the crisis. Yaakov Shabtai, the chief of the Israel Police, arrived at the scene of the assault. Shabtai claims that the attacker “opened fire in all directions” before being shot by the Border Policeman, who “prevented a broader terror attack.” Israeli security personnel stopped a terrorist assault on a military checkpoint on Mount Gerizim in Samaria last Tuesday.
According to the IDF, three terrorists arrived at the checkpoint by car from nearby Shechem (Nablus) and started shooting at the soldiers guarding it from a distance of about 330 feet. All three of the attackers were killed as the soldiers fired back.
The terrorist organization Hamas claimed responsibility for the assault. A few hours later, alleged Palestinian terrorists opened fire on the Homesh Yeshiva’s study hall in Samaria, but no one was hurt.
El-Roi Kapah was shot and critically injured in a drive-by shooting by Palestinians last week near the Tekoa Junction in Gush Etzion. Shrapnel caused minor injuries to his daughters Rachel and Avigail, who are 9 and 14 years old, respectively.
The Israeli Defense Forces claim that the Palestinian terrorist started shooting at the victims’ automobile on a highway about 9 a.m.