search

IDF spokesman says unclear if Jordan Valley attackers knew soldiers were aboard bus

Israeli soldiers inspect the site of a shooting attack on a bus transporting soldiers in the Jordan Valley, on September 4, 2022. (Flash90)
Israeli soldiers inspect the site of a shooting attack on a bus transporting soldiers in the Jordan Valley, on September 4, 2022. (Flash90)

Lt. Col. Richard Hecht, a military spokesman, says that although the bus targeted earlier today in the Jordan Valley was carrying new recruits, it was a civilian vehicle and it was not clear whether the attackers were aware that there were soldiers onboard.

However, a report by the Kan public broadcaster says security officials increasingly believe the attack was well planned, as the suspects came equipped with working rifles and flammable materials. The report also notes that the attack took place on a Sunday, when many soldiers return to base from weekend leave.

Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed