A pregnant woman was wounded in the leg in a shooting attack on the car she was traveling in, south of Chevron. She was taken to Be’er Sheva’s Soroka Hospital in moderate condition. Doctors performed an emergency caesarean section and delivered her child, a baby boy. Both the mother and baby were said to be in good condition tonight.
According to initial reports, terrorist gunmen ambushed two Israeli-licensed vehicles that were traveling near Tene-Omarim south of Chevron. They missed the first car but hit the second, wounding the woman, who was in her ninth month of pregnancy. The wounded woman’s husband, who was behind the wheel, kept driving the car until reaching an IDF checkpoint. He reported the incident to the soldiers at the checkpoint and continued driving until he reached Soroka.
The husband was also lightly wounded.
Large forces of IDF soldiers and police are combing the area and searching for the perpetrators.
This is the third shooting ambush in Judea and Samaria in less than one month. On August 30, just as U-sponsored “peace talks” between Israel and the Palestinian Authority were starting, terrorists murdered four people and one unborn baby at close range near Kiryat Arba.
Two days later terrorists fired at a vehicle near Rimonim in the Binyamin region. A husband and wife were wounded. One was in moderate to serious condition and the other in light condition.
Rock-throwing Arabs carried out numerous attacks on cars in different locations in the Chevron area today. Other rock attacks took place in Gush Etzion and near Ofra. The attacks indicate that while local leaders conduct a ‘peace’ process, terrorists are stepping up their attacks on Jews.