Photo: Niv Calderon
Photo: Niv Calderon

Israeli seriously hurt in shooting attack

Palestinians open fire at Israeli car from moving vehicle, wounding one of the passengers. Driver brings car to IDF checkpoint to report shooting. Injured man evacuated to Sheba Medical Center in serious condition

The security guard of an oil tanker was seriously wounded Sunday in a shooting attack near the settlement of Nili west of Ramallah, after Palestinians opened fire at an oil farm near Dir Qadis from a moving vehicle.


The Fatah's al-Aqsa Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.


Security forces said that there were three or four terrorists in the car from which the gunshots were fired.


The security guard was sitting next to the oil tanker driver at the time of the attack. He sustained injuries to his head and leg and was evacuated to the Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv.


The driver reported of the incident to soldiers at the Na'alin checkpoint.


Police and IDF forces began searching the area in pursuit of the perpetrators.


Rafi Farjum, a Megen David Adom paramedic, told Ynet, "The man was shot from a passing vehicle near Na'alin and took a bullet to his head and upper and lower limbs. The most serious injury is the head injury.


"When we began the evacuation, the man was still conscious and was hemorrhaging. During the evacuation, his condition deteriorated, and we had to put him on a respirator. He was later anesthetized," he described.


Three Israelis were injured in a shooting attack in the area of the Na'aleh settlement near Modi'in last month, after al-Aqsa Brigades gunmen opened fire at their car from a moving vehicle.


One of the passengers was lightly-to-moderately injured, and the other two sustained light wounds.


Meital Yasur-Beit Or contributed to the report


פרסום ראשון: 05.06.07, 11:50
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