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August 20, 2015 9:51 am

IDF Soldier Wounded by Explosive Device South of Jerusalem

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An IDF soldier was wounded by an explosive device on Wednesday. Photo: Twitter.

JNS.org – An Israeli soldier was moderately wounded Wednesday night when an improvised explosive device was thrown at an Israel Defense Forces position overlooking a main highway in the Beit Jala area south of Jerusalem.

The wounded soldier, a member of the Kfir Brigade, was transported to a hospital in Jerusalem for medical treatment. The IDF launched a extensive search of the area where the attack took place in an effort to find the perpetrator.

Earlier on Wednesday, two Israelis, including a two-year-old girl, were lightly wounded when rocks were thrown at their vehicle on Route 45 north of Jerusalem. The rocks, which shattered the vehicle’s windshield, were thrown from a Palestinian area alongside the road. The toddler was transported to Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem for medical treatment. She was later released after her wounds were treated.

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