Hospital says 2 women seriously hurt in Tel Aviv terror ramming now ‘out of danger’

Condition of both women, one of whom lost her unborn child, improves substantially, with both fully conscious and able to breathe on their own

Police and rescue forces at the scene of a car ramming terror attack in north Tel Aviv on June 4, 2023. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Police and rescue forces at the scene of a car ramming terror attack in north Tel Aviv on June 4, 2023. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

A Tel Aviv hospital on Sunday reported substantial improvement in the condition of two women seriously wounded in a terror attack last week.

The two, one of whom was pregnant and lost her child due to her wounds, were among seven people hurt Tuesday when a terrorist mowed his car into a group of people on a sidewalk in the coastal city, then got out to stab others.

An armed civilian at the scene shot the assailant dead.

According to Ichilov Hospital, both women were now “out of danger” and listed in stable condition.

The medical center added that the two were fully conscious and breathing without the assistance of a ventilator.

“They will continue [the medical] treatment in the coming weeks,” a statement from the hospital said.

The scene of a car ramming terror attack in Tel Aviv on June 4, 2023. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

The terrorist was identified by the Shin Bet as Abed al-Wahab Khalaila, 20, from the southern West Bank town of as-Samu. The security agency said he did not have an entry permit to Israel.

The attack came as the Israeli military was carrying out a major operation in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, amid heightened Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the past year and a half that have included frequent terror attacks by Palestinians and near-nightly raids by Israeli security forces.

Since the beginning of this year, Palestinian attacks in Israel and the West Bank have killed 25 people, including a soldier shot dead Thursday.

According to a tally by The Times of Israel, 151 West Bank Palestinians have been killed during that time — most of them during clashes with security forces or while carrying out attacks, but some were uninvolved civilians and others were killed under unclear circumstances.

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