A security guard in his 20s was lightly wounded in the hand in a shooting attack that took place this evening (Wednesday) on Derech Har Habayit near the entrance to Ma'aleh Adumim. The shooter, who was neutralized in the attack, has been identified as Udai Tamimi, the terrorist who carried out the shooting at the Shuafat Checkpoint in which Sgt. Noa Lazar was murdered.
Magen David Adom (MDA) medics and paramedics provided medical treatment to the wounded man and evacuated him to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. The terrorist was shot and killed by other security guards.
According to eyewitnesses, the terrorist arrived at the entrance to the city of Maale Adumim and moved towards the security guards who were standing at the checkpoint. A security guard was wounded in the hand and the terrorist was neutralized by the other security guards who were standing at the checkpoint.
United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Akiva Skolnick who was one of the first responders at the scene relayed, "We were told at the scene that a terrorist opened fire at a security guard who miraculously was only injured in his hand. I treated him at the scene and then he was transported to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem in light condition and fully conscious. The terrorist was pronounced dead at the scene."
Prime Minister Yair Lapid responded to the attack and the neutralization of Tamimi by saying: "I commend the security forces – the IDF, the ISA, the Israel Police and the Border Police – for neutralizing the terrorist Udai Tamimi as he attempted to carry out another attack, after the attack he carried out at the Shuafat Checkpoint in which Sgt. Noa Lazar of blessed memory was killed.
"We will not rest until we apprehend every terrorist who attacks Israeli citizens and IDF soldiers. We will not hesitate to take strong action against terrorism.
"I send my wishes for a swift recovery to the security guard," Lapid said.