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Mother and son wounded in rocket attack in serious but stable condition, says hospital

Renee Ghert-Zand is the health reporter and a feature writer for The Times of Israel.

Security forces at the scene where a rocket fired by Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon hit and injured two people in the northern city of Kiryat Shmona, February 13, 2024. (Ayal Margolin/Flash90)
Security forces at the scene where a rocket fired by Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon hit and injured two people in the northern city of Kiryat Shmona, February 13, 2024. (Ayal Margolin/Flash90)

The victims of the rocket attack on Kiryat Shmona earlier today, a mother and son, are in serious but stable condition according to Rambam Medical Center, where they were brought by helicopter.

Both were conscious upon arrival and none of their injuries are life-threatening, according to Dr. Hani Bachus, head of the hospital’s trauma and emergency department.

The 16-year-old boy suffered a chest injury and has been transferred to the intensive care unit.

His 47-year-old mother has stomach and orthopedic injuries from large pieces of shrapnel and is now in surgery.

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