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September 9, 2015 9:45 am

Israeli Woman Wounded in Samaria Shooting

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Israel's Route 60. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The shooting on Wednesday took place on Israel’s Route 60 near the village of Hawara. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – An Israeli woman was lightly injured when a car in which she was traveling came under fire on a road south of Nablus in Samaria on Wednesday.

The shooting took place on Route 60 near the Palestinian village of Hawara. After the shooting, the driver of the car, a resident of the Jewish community of Yitzhar, continued on to the Tapuach Junction checkpoint. The wounded woman, who was the passenger, did not require hospitalization.

“Suddenly we felt a blow, boom,” the driver said later, Israel Hayom reported. “My friend, who was sitting next to me, started shouting that she had been injured in her back. My car is reinforced against rocks and at first I thought that it was a rock, but once she said she was feeling pain, I drove quickly from there toward Tapuach Junction. At the same time I reported the incident and held her. When I saw that there was no blood, I understood that the bullet had not struck her.”

Both of the women who were in the car work as nurses at Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak. Following the shooting, Israeli security forces launched searches in the area for the perpetrators.

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