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Man lightly wounded in W. Bank shooting; officer hurt in ensuing chase

Vehicle travelling near Yakir Junction ambushed; driver wounded from shattered windshield. IDF officer sustains moderate gunfire wounds during chase after terrorists, who was eventually shot dead

An Israeli sustained was lightly injured overnight Friday when a Palestinian opened fire at his vehicle near the Yakir Junction in the West Bank. The man suffered mild scratches from the shattered windshield and was evacuated to the Beilinson Medical Center in Petah Tikva.


IDF forces proceeded to scour the area for the terrorist, who opened fire at the soldiers and moderately wounded one of the commanding officers. The injured officer was also evacuated to Beilinson. The terrorist was killed during the exchange of fire, and a handgun was found on his body.


The injured Israeli civilian, a resident of Kiryat Ono, was alone in his vehicle at the time of the attack, which was apparently an ambush. Several shots were fired at the car, shattering its windshield. The man continued driving toward Yakir despite his injury and called for help upon reaching the entrance to the community.


Magen David Adom paramedic Yossi Rosenberg told Ynet, "The driver was in shock and suffered mild wounds. I treated him at the scene, and then a physician suggested he be taken to the hospital for further treatment."


The injured Israeli told soldiers who arrived at the scene that the decision to continue driving after being shot at apparently saved his life.


פרסום ראשון: 07.11.08, 07:47
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