Terror Attack on Highway Leading to Yerushalayim

1 person was killed and 8 were injured in a shooting attack on Highway 1 near Maaleh Adumim. The terrorists were killed by a civilian.


In a fatal terrorist attack which occurred Thursday morning at the A-Zaim checkpoint between Maale Adumim and Yerushalayim, a youth in his 20’s was murdered and 8 others injured, three of them seriously, including a pregnant 23-year-old woman, [currently there is no danger to her fetus] a 30-year-old woman and a young man who engaged the terrorists.

Three terrorists, residents of the Bethlehem region, got out of two different cars and began firing randomly at other cars waiting at the checkpoint, which regulates the traffic entering the capital.

Fortunately, a civilian neutralized two of the terrorists on-scene, and the third was eliminated after he escaped and security forces chased after him. The civilian is 23-year-old Hanania Ben-Shimon, who served for four months in the reserves in the Gaza Strip and was discharged last week. During the exchange of fire, he was wounded in the leg and stomach and has been hospitalized. Please daven for Chananya Yosef ben Tova.

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