IDF Officer Injured in Bombing Still in Serious Condition

YERUSHALAYIM -
Medics wheel a wounded Israeli man into the emergency room of the Hadassa Ein Karem Hospital in Jerusalem, on May 10, 2016. An Israeli man was injured Tuesday night in an explosion near the Jewish settlement of Adam. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ôéâåò îèòï áðéîéï çééì ôöåò îçáì áéú çåìéí ôöåò äãñä òéï ëøí àîáåìðñ
Medics wheel a wounded IDF officer into the emergency room of the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital late Tuesday night, after an explosion near Hizme. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

The IDF officer injured in Tuesday night’s bombing at the entrance to the village of Hizme remained in serious condition Wednesday morning according to officials at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. Despite that, they reported that his life is not in danger. A second officer was in stable condition with moderate injuries.

Four pipe bombs blew up near the Adam Junction, outside Hizme, north of Yerushalayim, injuring the two soldiers. Five other pipe bombs that had apparently been meant to explode during the attack, were discovered afterwards. IDF sappers arrived approximately an hour after the explosions to defuse the remaining bombs.

Investigators suspect that the bombs may have been set off remotely. They were taking evidence at the scene Wednesday morning in order to uncover the identity of the bombers.

Meanwhile, the two women who were injured in a stabbing attack Tuesday morning near the German Colony in Yerushalayim were still being treated at Shaare Tzedek Hospital. The two, in their 80s, are in moderate and light condition respectively. A third victim was treated at the scene and released.