Truck Driver Wounded in Arab Terror Ambush

Repeating a familar pattern of Oslo War terror, Palestinian terrorists wounded a Jewish youth in a roadside shooting attack. It occurred during the night outside Peduel in the Shomron.

Hillel Fendel , | updated: 10:40

At 3:40 AM, a bread delivery truck was on its usual route to the community of Peduel, when a lone Palestinian terrorist opened fire. Of the many bullets he shot, two hit the truck and one hit the driver in his leg. Despite losing much blood, he was able to continue driving to the gate of the community, where he received first aid.

The victim, a man in his 20's who lives in Kiryat Sefer, was then transferred to Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikvah, ten kilometers to the west. Originally listed in "moderate" condition, the driver has now improved to "light-to-moderate."

Moshe Goldreich, a volunteer of Hatzalah-Yehuda and Shomron (Yosh) who lives in Peduel, told Arutz-7 what happened: "The three medical volunteers in Peduel - the doctor, a paramedic and myself, an ambulance driver - arrived at the gate about two minutes after the victim arrived. We treated him, and then we drove him to the hospital."

Four years ago, in a similar attack at the same place at the same time of night, Rabbi Elimelech Shapira, 43, head of the Yeshivat Hesder and pre-military academy in Peduel, was murdered as he was driving with a friend to an early-morning Torah class in Bnei Brak. His friend was wounded in his leg. Goldreich said he also administered emergency treatment to the victims in that attack.

"Since then," he said, "there have been rocks and explosives along that road, but no one has been hurt - until today."