“When we arrived on the scene, we saw a young woman, about 19, fully conscious and being cared for by an army medical team that was near the incident,” MDA paramedic
Hanoch Zelinger said. “She suffered from a penetration wound in her lower body. We loaded her up to the ambulance, and during the evacuation gave her intravenous liquids, a bandage and
Responding to the death of the holy site’s gardener Genadi Kaufman, 41, three weeks after he was stabbed in Hebron by a Palestinian terrorist, Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu said last Wednesday that Jews would “remain forever” at the Tomb of the Patriarchs.
The tomb, shared by Jews and Muslims who both revere it as the final resting place of the biblical patriarch Abraham and his kin, has been a particular source of
tension in the city, witnessing dozens of stabbings, car-rammings and shootings amid a wave of Palestinian terror attacks since October.
The site is also linked in Israelis’ collective memory to previous brutal sniper attacks from Abu Sneineh. A 2001 shooting by a sniper from Abu Sneineh killed
ten-month-old Israeli infant Shalhevet Pass, with investigators concluding the sniper had aimed for the baby.