The second victim of the Friday morning vehicular ramming attack near Gush Etzion Junction has sustained serious head injuries, and is undergoing emergency surgery in Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. He is described to be a 35-year-old male.
Professor Alon Perkowsky explains “A 35-year-old male arrived from the vehicular attack in a compromised state of consciousness. He was transported expeditiously from the scene by MDA. He sustained head injuries including internal bleeding into his brain. He is in serious/stable condition.
Ramati added, “I saw the smile on his face but said ‘me, you’re not killing today’”.
IDF officials explain that after striking Ramati, the terrorist continued south a few hundred meters to Gush Etzion Junction and struck the second victim. He then exited his vehicle to stab an officer of the 50th Nachal Battalion but was shot and very gravely wounded before he could injure additional people.
The terrorist is reportedly a 17-year-old resident of the PA (Palestinian Authority) village of Halhul, just a few minutes further south of the attack sites on Route 60, towards Hebron.
Photos include the terrorist YS”VZ. There are also additional photos of the attack scenes.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)