Photo Credit: Rotter.net / Tchelet Domeh Leyam
Terrorist in Efrat attack - Sept 18, 2016

An IDF officer was wounded inside the Gush Etzion town of Efrat in a terror attack, early Sunday morning, according to the IDF.

The town’s security cameras saw a suspicious figure just outside the perimeter of the town at 1:40 AM. Local security forces and the IDF were called out and searched all night for the terrorist who was hiding in some bushes inside the town. At around 6 AM the terrorist jumped out of his hiding spot and stabbed an IDF officer involved in the search.

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The attack happened at the entrance to Tziporen Street, next to Pitom HaKetoret Street, in the Zayit neighborhood.

Hatzalah Judea and Samaria says the officer is in moderate condition, with a wound to the stomach. He was taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital.

The terrorist was shot and neutralized, and is currently listed in moderate condition, with a bullet wound to the head, according to Hadassah hospital (the terrorist was originally listed in critical condition, but apparently the bullet bounced off his head). The terrorist is a 20-year-old from the village of Irtas (Artas), next to Bethlehem, just north-east of Efrat.

The town of Efrat was in lockdown until 7 AM while security teams searched for possible additional terrorists.

The terrorist had 2 knives on him. A more serious attack was foiled.

7:09 AM: The lockdown is over. Schools will starting on time, with additional security.

Refuah Sheleima to the officer: Shraga Eliezer ben Bat Sheva

Source: Rotter.net / Tchelet Domeh Leyam

 

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