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Preparing injured for transport to hospitals after terror attack in July 2019. (archive)

Five IDF troops were injured Saturday night in the Binyamin region when an Arab terrorist drove his car straight into a group of Israeli soldiers on the road between the Arab village of Hizme and the Jewish community of Anatot, on the northern outskirts of Jerusalem.

All five soldiers were treated at the scene by United Hatzalah and Magen David Adom emergency medical personnel prior to being evacuated for further care at Jerusalem hospitals. Three soldiers were taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, and two soldiers were taken to Hadassah Medical Center at Mount Scopus.


According to the Hadar Elboim, spokesperson at Hadassah Medical Center, one of the soldiers is currently listed in fair condition, with multiple limb injuries. According to Yossi Gottesman, spokesperson for Shaare Zedek Medical Center, two of the three soldiers who were taken there are currently in fair condition; the third soldier is listed in good condition. “In general, all three have injuries to their limbs,” Gottesman said. “The wounded have been transferred for further tests and treatment.”

One of the soldiers was a female in her twenties; another was a career soldier in his thirties. Both were serving in Home Front Command, according to Ynet. The other three soldiers were men in their twenties.

IDF soldiers and security personnel are searching for the terrorist, who escaped.

“IDF soldiers had arrived in the area during an operational mission,” said the IDF in a statement. “As a result of the [attack] five IDF soldiers were wounded and … were evacuated to hospital for medical treatment. The circumstances of the incident are still being investigated.”

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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, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.