Scene of rammin attack at Chords Bridge in Jerusalem.
(photo credit: ISRAEL BEN HEMO)
Both the Hadassah Medical Organization and the family of the 18-month-old boy - religious immigrants from France - who was seriously injured in Monday’s vehicular terrorist attack refused to confirm a report in the Jerusalem Post's sister paper Maariv that the toddlers leg had to be amputated under the knee.
The toddler is the only victim still being held at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem.
Meanwhile, Shaare Zedek Medical Center reported on Tuesday that five of Monday's victims were hospitalized there.
One woman in moderate condition is attached to a respirator and ventilated in the intensive care unit. A man who was wounded and in moderate condition underwent surgery and is being treated in the orthopedics department. Another woman is in the ear-nose-and-throat department, and two others are under observation in good condition.
Eleven people were wounded in the vehicular terrorist attack carried out by an east Jerusalem Palestinian near the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem on Monday afternoon. Police shot dead the Palestinian assailant while he was still inside his car.
At approximately 3 p.m., the suspect, identified by Palestinian media as Abd al-Muhsam Hasuna, 24, of Beit Hanina, drove his vehicle into a large group of pedestrians waiting at a bus stop on Herzl Street, adjacent to the iconic Bridge of Strings, said Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
“Officers and security personnel patrolling the area responded immediately and neutralized the terrorist as he attempted to exit the car with an ax, killing him,” Rosenfeld said minutes following the attack. “Of the 11 injuries, one victim is a 68-yearold woman, and another is an infant. Both are in satisfactory condition; the nine others are in good condition.”
Rosenfeld said all of the victims were treated at the scene by Magen David Adom and ZAKA paramedics before being rushed to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Hadassah University Medical Center in Ein Kerem.
By Tuesday morning, most of the wounded victims who were treated in the emergency room at Hadassah Ein Kerem were released, the hospital announced.
Two exceptions included the baby, and his mother, who was transferred to Hadassah during the night.