Four people were wounded in the attack, including one seriously. Two of the victims were evacuated to the Shaarei Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem, among them the seriously wounded victim and one more in light-to-moderate condition.
Two other victims were evacuated to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.
Magen David Adom reported that “at 22:55 there were reports of ah shooting at three people near the community of Shvut Rachel. Magen David Adom teams on their way.”
The terrorist attack in Shvut Rachel is the second attack in several hours. Earlier on Monday, an IDF soldier was wounded in a stabbing attack at Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem.
According to security sources, a female Arab terrorist arrived on Monday morning at the checkpoint adjacent to Rachel’s Tomb, located south of Jerusalem and adjacent to Bethlehem in Judea, where she stabbed a 25-year-old female IDF soldier who was manning the checkpoint several times in the neck.
After paramedics carried out emergency first aid at the scene, the soldier was evacuated in serious condition for further medical treatment at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem.
Shortly after being evacuated to the hospital the soldier’s condition stabilized, but continued to be classified as moderate to serious.
And on Saturday night, terrorists opened fire on a civilian ambulance as it was driving along a road adjacent to Beit El in the Binyamin region.
At least three direct hits from the bullets were located on the ambulance, but fortunately no one was wounded in the incident.
Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely responded to the latest terrorist attacks, saying, “The Palestinians continue playing a double game of hypocrisy.”
“They are enflaming the area and inciting terrorism, while turning to international bodies under the guise of morality and justice. We must restore security to the citizens of Israel at all costs,” she added.