Soldier Wounded in Attack May Be Released in ‘Coming Days’

August 20, 2015  

The IDF soldier wounded in the explosives attack on a road leading out of Jerusalem on Wednesday night remains in moderate condition on Thursday, Channel 10 reports. 

A member of the Kfir Brigade, the soldier was evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in the capital after being treated by medical crews on the scene. 

The soldier suffered shrapnel in his face, and according to Channel 10, he underwent surgery for an eye injury on Thursday morning. 

“His condition is moderate and I believe he can be released for further treatment in the coming days,” Hadassah’s deputy director, Dr. Asher Salmon, said. 

“Upon completion of the operation, the soldier was transferred to the recovery unit, where he is staying at the moment.”

The attack occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday when as explosive was hurled by a Palestinian terrorist at a lookout post on the tunnel road leading out from Jerusalem to the south, toward Gush Etzion in Judea. 

The terrorist fled the scene, and large forces were deployed to track him down, with the searches extending as far as Bethlehem.

The attack came on the heels of several others, as just hours earlier a two-year-old girl was lightly wounded in a rock attack as was another man. That attack took place on Highway 443 to the northwest of Jerusalem.

Only few hours before the rock attack, Arab terrorists in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiya threw firebombs and rocks at police officers, wounding one officer lightly with a firebomb.

MKs on the Left and Right quickly condemned the attacks, respectively blaming Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s “inaction” and the High Court’s decision to release a hunger-striking security prisoner for the escalation. 

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