Friday, August 16, 2019

Teenage Siblings Injured in Car Ramming Attack

Two teenagers were seriously injured Friday afternoon in a ramming attack near the entrance to the Gush Etzion town of Elazar, Magen David Adom (MDA) reported.

Both victims were treated by MDA and have been transferred to Jerusalem hospitals.

The victims have been identified as 19-year-old Noam Navis and her 17-year-old brother Nachum, from Gush Etzion.

Nachum sustained an injury to his head and is in serious condition, unconscious and on a respirator, while his sister Noam was moderately injured.

Dr. Bala Miklush, who heads Hadassah Ein Kerem's Trauma Department, said: "We received the young man of 17, who was sedated and on a respirator. Initial examinations showed that he had suffered a head injury. He is not yet out of danger. He is currently being operated on by our surgical staff. He has a severe brain hemorrhage."

Professor Yoram Weiss, Medical Director at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, described Nachum's injuries as "very serious."

"He has a brain injury and a fracture in his skull," Prof. Weiss said. "His life is in danger."

Noam is currently hospitalized in the trauma department at Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

Shaare Zedek Director-General Ofer Merin said: "A young woman of about 20 arrived here after being injured in a ramming attack. She arrived generally in good condition, fully conscious and with injuries we are used to seeing from ramming attacks, mostly scrapes and injuries to her limbs. Her condition is light to moderate, and she will require hospitalization."

The public is asked to pray for Nachum Elimelech ben (son of -ed.) Zahava Rivka, and Noam bat (daughter of - ed.) Zahava Rivka.

The terrorist has been neutralized.

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