Israeli Soldiers Shot in Hebron

The Israeli army slapped a curfew on downtown Hebron on Wednesday after two soldiers were shot and wounded as their jeep drove through the southern part of the West Bank city.

In what is believed to have been a premeditated ambush, the jeep driver was hit several times in the chest. He was later reported out of danger after surgery at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem.

The other soldier, a female officer, sustained slight wounds and was expected to be discharged from the hospital by Thursday.

Sources said local Palestinians rescued the wounded soldiers from their overturned jeep and brought them to Alia Hospital in Hebron. From there the army transferred them to Jerusalem.

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