Six injured in terror attack on bus in Jordan Valley

Five soldiers among those hurt. Two Palestinians arrested; search continues for other suspects


Five Israeli soldiers have been injured, one seriously, in a terror attack on a bus in the Jordan Valley.

The driver of the bus also suffered gunshot wounds to his upper body. The injured were treated at the scene by Magen David Adom and military medics before being moved by helicopter to Rambam Hospital.

MDA’s Matti Carmi told Ynet: “We saw two gunshot victims outside of the bus who were being treated by Israeli military medics and other people who were at the scene. One is a 60-year-old male, and the other is a younger man. They were fully conscious and communicating with us.”

Shortly after the attack, two Palestinians suspects were arrested by the IDF. A search is continuing for other suspects who fled the scene. In a statement, Hamas called the attack a heroic act.

Prime Minister Yair Lapid wished those injured a speedy recovery, tweeting that “security forces acted quickly and decisively to treat the wounded and apprehend the terrorists. We will continue and put our hands on anyone who tries to harm the citizens and soldiers of the State of Israel.”

There has been an increase in shooting attacks against Israeli vehicles and IDF troops in the West Bank. But whereas buses in the West Bank are generally bullet-proof, those in the Jordan Valley are not.

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