Palestinian Arabs assaulted two Jewish shepherds with rocks on Thursday morning near the Rimonim junction in the Binyamin region. One of the shepherds, approximately 25 years old, was seriously injured, and the second was lightly injured.
They were treated by United Hatzalah medical teams and were taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.
Volunteer EMT Netanel Bukaya, who was one of the first responders at the scene, said: "According to eyewitnesses, the two men were injured as a result of being struck by rocks that were thrown at them. Together with IDF medical teams, I treated them for their injuries prior to their being transported to the hospital for definitive care. One of the injured individuals was in serious condition, and the other was in moderate condition at the time of transport."
Initial investigations by security authorities found that the shepherds were attacked by Palestinian Arabs who were in the area under the guise of olive harvesters and waited for them.
The assailants, together with the olive harvesters, fled to the nearby village of Deir Jarir.