Woman shot in S.Hebron Hills attack has successful surgery

Security forces continuing hunt for gunmen, are examining the possibility that suspects belong to terror cell involved in earlier attack.

Hospital 311 (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Hospital 311
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Neta Shuker, the woman wounded during a terrorist drive-by shooting attack in the West Bank on Sunday night, and who underwent a successful cesarean section to deliver a healthy baby boy, had orthopedic surgery overnight Sunday to treat a bullet wound to her leg.
Shuker was in good condition after the surgery, the Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba said on Monday.
Palestinian gunmen opened fire on a vehicle containing Shuker and her husband, Sharon, on Sunday evening on Route 60 in the South Hebron Hills.
Holding his newborn baby boy, Sharon Shuker who was lightly wounded in the attack, described the ordeal from his hospital ward on Sunday night.
Terrorists had attempted to blind them with high-beam lights before opening fire using an automatic weapon, he said.
“I told Neta, ‘We were shot at.’ She said she was hit in the knee. I drove on to a checkpoint and stopped a Border Police jeep. Neta had difficulties getting out of the car and I was worried that the ambulance would take a long time, so I drove straight to Soroka,” Shuker told Channel 2 news.
Shuker added that he and his wife were in the process of moving from Beersheba to the Teneh Omarim settlement, adding that the terrorist attack would not influence their decision to move.
“We have no fear. This could have happened anywhere in the country,” Shuker said. “Of course, I’ll have to ask my wife,” he added.
Meanwhile, security forces are continuing to hunt for the gunmen, and are examining the possibility that the suspects belong to the same terror cell that shot dead four Israelis in the same area on August 31.
The Judea and Samaria Police has increased patrols throughout the West Bank.