Jerusalem – According to an official, unnamed source, the baby boy injured in Monday’s Jerusalem terror attack, has lost his leg, the Jerusalem Post’s sister paper Maariv said Tuesday morning.
Family members refused to comment on the report.
Eleven people were wounded in the vehicular terrorist attack carried out by an east Jerusalem Palestinian near the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem on Monday afternoon. Police shot dead the Palestinian assailant while he was still inside his car.
At approximately 3 p.m., the suspect, identified by Palestinian media as Abd al-Muhsam Hasuna, 24, of Beit Hanina, drove his vehicle into a large group of pedestrians waiting at a bus stop on Herzl Street, adjacent to the iconic Bridge of Strings, said Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
“Officers and security personnel patrolling the area responded immediately and neutralized the terrorist as he attempted to exit the car with an ax, killing him,” Rosenfeld said minutes following the attack.
“Of the 11 injuries, one victim is a 68-yearold woman, and another is an infant. Both are in satisfactory condition; the nine others are in good condition.”
Rosenfeld said all of the victims were treated at the scene by Magen David Adom and ZAKA paramedics before being rushed to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Hadassah University Medical Center in Ein Kerem.
By Tuesday morning, most of the wounded victims who were treated in the emergency room at Hadassah Ein Kerem were released, the hospital announced.
Two exceptions included the baby, and his mother, who was transferred to Hadassah during the night.