Arabs Fire on Border Police, 2 Lightly Wounded

Israeli-Arab attackers use similar drive-by technique as used to kill four Jews a week ago. A girl wounded near Ariel undergoes head surgery.

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Gil Ronen, | updated: 15:40

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Arabs fired on a vehicle carrying Border Police on Monday near the Arab town of Kalansawa in central Israel. Two policemen were wounded and taken to Kfar Saba's Meir Hospital in light condition.

According to initial reports, the policemen were wearing plain clothes and driving an unmarked vehicle. A Mazda 626 overtook their vehicle and an Arab gunman opened fire on the police vehicle from the back seat. 

The suspect car then drove away at high speed. Magen David Adom forces arrived on the spot and gave the policemen initial treatment before they were taken to hospital. Police put up roadblocks and are combing the area for the perpetrators of the attack.

The assumption is that the attackers knew that they were firing at policemen.

Two Children Hurt
A two-year-old baby was lightly wounded Sunday when Arabs hurled rocks at the car her family was driving in Halhoul, north of Hevron. She was evacuated to Shaarei Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem.

The 12-year-old girl from Har Bracha who was wounded in a rock-throwers' ambush near Ariel on Thursday underwent head surgery in the Schneider Children's Hospital in Petach Tikva Friday. She is in the Intensive Care Unit, and her family asks that people pray for the health of Herut bat (daughter of) Timor.