Shaare Zedek: Pregnant woman seriously injured in shooting is undergoing ‘significant surgery’

Dr. Alon Schwartz, head of the trauma department at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, speaks to the press after a terror shooting attack on Route 1 near Ma'ale Adumim, February 22, 2024. (Screenshot, used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)
Dr. Alon Schwartz, head of the trauma department at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, speaks to the press after a terror shooting attack on Route 1 near Ma'ale Adumim, February 22, 2024. (Screenshot, used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

A 23-year-old pregnant woman was seriously injured in this morning’s shooting attack, Dr. Alon Schwartz, head of the trauma department at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, says in a statement to the press.

The woman is undergoing “significant surgery” but is in a stable condition and there is no risk to her life at present, he says.

Asked about the health of the fetus, he says it is “too early” to know if there’ll be any long-term impact on its development or the pregnancy, but that no issues were found during an initial examination.

In addition to the pregnant woman, three other people wounded in the attack are undergoing treatment at Shaare Zedek. One of the wounded is undergoing surgery currently and a second will enter the operating room later in the day, he says.

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