Policeman Injured During Jerusalem Attack Critical

Dep. director of Shaare Zedek, Dr. Ofer Merin, gives medical update of six terror victims currently being treated at the Jerusalem hospital.

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Stabbing at Damascus Gate
Stabbing at Damascus Gate
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Deputy director of Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Dr. Ofer Merin, spoke with reporters on Sunday afternoon about the conditions of several terror victims in the care of the Jerusalem hospital. 

"Six individuals injured in recent events have been hospitalized here," Dr. Merin said, first describing the condition of Sergeant Major Moshe Chen, the police officer wounded in the attempted suicide bombing on Sunday morning. 

"A policeman, a young man, arrived here from a car bomb attack this morning. He suffered burns to his face, is hospitalized here at the moment and underwent an imaging scan for ricochets. His overall condition is good and there is no danger to his life." 

Dr. Merin also addressed the three policeman hospitalized following a stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday. 

"Three people are currently being hospitalized in Shaare Zedek's intensive care unit," Dr. Merin said. "The person in most critical condition is the police officer who arrived yesterday with a deep wound to his chest and damaged blood vessels." 

"He arrived in critical condition," Dr. Merin continued, "and was in need of blood. His condition has stabilized, but unfortunately he is still in mortal danger. His condition is very serious and we fear he may succumb to his wounds in this event."

"Also in intensive care are two people injured in two separate stabbings on Thursday," Dr. Merin noted. 

"The first incident is the man stabbed in the neck. The patient was operated on the same day and his condition overall greatly improved over the weekend and his life is not in danger. His condition at the moment is good"

"The other man, who was stabbed on Thursday in Kiryat Arba, has also improved over the weekend and his life is not in danger."

Concluding the update, Dr. Merin addressed the remaining two terror victims, moderately wounded in the Jerusalem stabbing. Both, he said, were in good condition and were not in mortal danger.