Three wounded in shooting near Ofra

Bus carrying teenagers shot at from nearby Arab village.

June 19, 2006 16:24
Three wounded in shooting near Ofra

ambulance- use for pigua. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)


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MDA reported that a school bus carrying a group of 16-year old girls was making its way Monday afternoon to the Ofra settlement near Jerusalem when shots were fired at the bus from the direction of the neighboring Arab village of Kafr Sinjil. An MDA paramedic at the scene told The Jerusalem Post that three girls were being treated for light wounds to the back and to their hands. Two of the girls were being treated for shock. Six bullet holes were discovered in the side of the bus. Three of the girls were evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem University Hospital, and two to Hadassah Mount Scopus University Hospital in Jerusalem. Last week, two teenage girls escaped a kidnapping attempt at a hitchhiking post at the Rehalim Junction not far from the West Bank city of Nablus. The girls sustained light injuries and the three Palestinian kidnappers, from Jenin, were apprehended by security forces. In May, two Israelis were wounded in a shooting attack near the main Tapuah Junction just south of Nablus.

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