Man seriously hurt in W. Bank attack

Shots fired from passing vehicle; police say shooting bears the hallmark of a terrorist attack.

January 19, 2009 21:59
Man seriously hurt in W. Bank attack

Moshe Avitan wounded 248.88. (photo credit: Channel 2)


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An Israeli man suffered a very serious gunshot wound to his head on Monday night after his car came under fire north of the Kochav Hashahar settlement, near Ramallah, in an incident police say bears the hallmark of a terrorist attack. No Palestinian group has taken responsibility for the shooting. The man, 33-year-old Moshe Avitan, was driving on the Alon Highway with his wife, Sarah, who took the wheel of the car after the shooting and drove to the entrance of Kochav Hashahar. The man was airlifted from there to Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus, where he underwent an operation. After an initial investigation, police said the shots were fired from a passing vehicle in a drive-by attack. The couple had been driving from Shilo to Kochav Hashahar. staff and AP contributed to this report.

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