scene of the shooting
scene of the shootingYishai Gilad/TPS

Two people were wounded in a shooting attack between the Gush Etzion Junction and Migdal Oz this afternoon (Tuesday). The wounded were identified as Shin Bet operatives.

Magen David Adom (MDA) reported that a person was shot in the chest and was evacuated to a hospital in Jerusalem. A second victim was reportedly shot in the shoulder.

Shaarei Tzedek Medical Center reported that one of the victims is in serious but stable position.

The terrorist was neutralized.

The IDF Spokesperson's Unit stated, "A report was received regarding a shooting attack in the area of the Gush Etzion Junction. The terrorist was neutralized."

"During the attack, two Israeli security forces were injured and both were evacuated while conscious to a hospital to receive medical treatment."

Gush Etzion regional council chairman Yaron Rosenthal said in response that "the campaign we are in is a campaign of the Zionist movement against the Arab enemy that is being waged in all parts of the country. We have been in Gush Etzion, on the frontlines of the State of Israel for close to a century. Our grip on this “good mountain” will continue to deepen. This is our true answer to murderous terrorism. I wish a full recovery for those injured in the attack."