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Scene of bombing attack at Hizme checkpoint

An IDF officer and a second soldier were wounded Tuesday night in a quadruple bomb attack at the Hizme checkpoint, while an hour later five more bombs were defused by IDF sappers.

The IED (improvised explosive device) were detonated by terrorists as the officer was searching a suspicious package planted on the road at the entrance to the checkpoint.

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Two pipe bombs were discovered attached to a gas canister shortly after that initial bombing attack, according to local sources. The Adam junction was evacuated for the safety of everyone in the area.

Sappers then discovered five more additional bombs as well, including that which was tied up with the gas canister. The bomb squad carefully worked on dismantling all five bombs at the site.

The IDF officer, meanwhile, was evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center with serious face and upper body wounds, according to Magen David Adom medics on the scene. The victim sustained head and facial wounds but was fully conscious.

A second soldier was in stable condition after sustaining shrapnel wounds in the leg. He too was treated at the scene before he was evacuated for further treatment.

The Hizme checkpoint is located near the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev, not far from the Jewish community of Adam.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

33 COMMENTS

  1. My son is an IDF Lone Soldier and my worry increases daily,… of course these beasts who aren't fit to breath the air we do are going to ramp up their savagery on the days coming up to Memorial./Independence day… it must STOP! May G-d heal this boy who was so senslessly harmed today and let him be whole again!

  2. my son was as well. and he was active during one of the gaza wars i come from an american military family so i support his being in the army but i did worry because we didn't know were he was serving and in america there isn't any support groups for idf parents

  3. We owe everything to the sacrifice of the IDF. Nevertheless, the government is undermining the IDF and causing itself to be hated and discontent and rage in the population. Everytime they see the news of the show trial of the Hebron IDF medic, the people understand that the terrorist have no better friend than the Israeli government.

  4. A Complete Refuha!!
    Hey Yaalon maybe u and BiBi can give our
    injuried solider's a medal yeh a pretty medal
    for maybe just maybe hesitating and almost
    getting killed. Go to jail? Shoot a terrorist? Maybe
    only a fake bomb? Go to Jail?
    Your sick philosophy is enboldenin the enemy
    and harming our army/nation.

  5. so easy to fix…..1.deport all rockthrowers and violent protestors for five years minimum…execute five arabs in jail for murder for every jew killed by an arab….2.close entirely entrance to gaza shut off elect/water/stop supplies NO cement ever allowed in…certainly not supplied by Israel….every time a jew is seriously wounded.or killed….ONE day for each serious wounded jew.
    3.take dna fingerprints blood and film computer picture of face of arabs arrested for violence and when deported if they are found back in Israel they get ten years solitary confinement no cellmate no vistors no phone no computer no weights…..just bordom. 4. if stabings going on//attacks on soldiers live shooting is authorized. 5.pay millions to each family of killed or very seriously wounded jews…..the money should be taken from the PLO that gets 100 million every month from Israel !!!
    do not give jobs to arabs…they will want to move to arab countries! give five thousand dollars to every arab who signs he will leave Israel forever….then film his face/take his fingerprints/blood and dna and then escort him out of Israel

  6. Each terrorist caught should be de-programmed from the falsehoods of Islam and after penalty/pennance, depending on the crime, then sent back as a messenger of the falsehoods but 10 at a time, so as not to be singled out alone as an easy retributive target.

  7. Perhaps Chicago's mayor Rahm "Dead Fish" Emanual could take lessons on dealing with violence. Chicago has more shootings and stabbings each week end than all of Israel. At least in Israel, the security forces actually make an effort to capture or kill those responsible.

  8. It´s time "to take out" Palestinians people from the lands near Israel. I mind: Gaza, Judea, Nablus, Jericó, Natzereth. etc, etc,. All the arabs palestinians must be reubicate on contries of the Persian Gulf, like Qatar, Omán, Kuwait, Emirates and others. These Estate have a very good "IPB, so they can give houses, food, hospitals and education for the children.

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