IDF soldier wounded by explosive device south of Jerusalem

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(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to An Israeli soldier was moderately wounded Wednesday night when an improvised explosive device was thrown at an Israel Defense Forces position overlooking a main highway in the Beit Jala area south of Jerusalem.

The wounded soldier, a member of the Kfir Brigade, was transported to a hospital in Jerusalem for medical treatment. The IDF launched a extensive search of the area where the attack took place in an effort to find the perpetrator.

Earlier on Wednesday, two Israelis, including a two-year-old girl, were lightly wounded when rocks were thrown at their vehicle on Route 45 north of Jerusalem. The rocks, which shattered the vehicle’s windshield, were thrown from a Palestinian area alongside the road. The toddler was transported to Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem for medical treatment. She was later released after her wounds were treated.

Posted on August 20, 2015 .