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The scene of the terror attack on Highway 1 near Maaleh Adumim, February 22, 2024.

[Updated] At least nine people are reported wounded in a terror attack on Road 1, near Ma’ale Adumim, heading towards Jerusalem. One of the seriously wounded victims has died from their wounds. He has been identified as Matan Elmaliach HY”D, age 26, from Ma’ale Adumim.

Five victims have been transported to the hospital, one of them has since died from their wounds, but not yet been identified. Three are in serious condition, including a woman, age 23, who was shot in the chest, another woman, age 30 who was shot in the chest, and a man, age 23, who was shot in the stomach and lower body. One of the seriously wounded women is pregnant and doctors are trying to save the baby.


Two of the additional wounded being transported are in their forties with gun shot wounds to the upper body, and are listed in moderate condition. In addition, three more people are being treated for shock.

Scene of the terror attack on Road 1, near Ma;ale Adumim. Feb. 22, 2024. Credit: United Hatzalah

Police report that three terrorists took advantage of the traffic jam on Road 1 near the A-Zaim checkpoint. They got out of their car, pulled out their automatic weapons and opened fire on cars sitting in traffic.

One terrorist was immediately killed. A second was neutralized. The third tried to escape and was found and killed. All three are from villages around Beit Lechem (Bethlehem).

A fourth Arab suspect at the location has been arrested in suspicion he was connected to the attack. He was wounded in the arm.

The attack near Ma’aleh Adumim, February 22, 2024. / MDA

United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Avraham Becker reported: “There were injured people at several locations, I provided initial treatment to two women who suffered gunshot injuries and another woman who suffered from emotional shock. Other United Hatzalah EMTs worked at the other scenes and provided assistance to several more people who were in various conditions.”

United Hatzalah medic at the scene of the terror attack near Ma’aleh Adumim, February 22, 2024. / United Hatzalah


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