3 wounded, 2 seriously in West Bank drive-by; shooters at large
Passing vehicle opens fire at civilians waiting at bus stop; IDF forces stationed nearby respond with fire as attackers flee, set up checkpoints; apparent terror attack comes off
heels of PA calling off elections
The attack took place just days after the Palestinian Authority called off its parliamentary elections which were slated to take place on May 22.
Hamas issued a statement shortly after the attack, calling it “a natural response to Israeli crimes, and a show of support to the Palestinians in Jerusalem and the ongoing Palestinian resistance in the West Bank.”
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) also issued a statement in which it called the event “a message in the name of the entire Palestinian people according to which Jerusalem is a red line and harming the holy sites will blow up in Israel’s face.”
Magen David Adom paramedic Aviel Mamalia told Ynet that after arriving at the scene, first responders spotted three wounded at the bus station — two were lying on the ground unconscious and the third was sitting down in full consciousness — and provided first aid that included bandaging the wounds and stopping the bleeding before transferring them to the hospital.