The medical condition of the IDF officer who was critically injured yesterday evening has considerably improved. Doctors operated on him for 12 hours and his condition is now stable.

Last night's terror attack

Last night’s terror attack Photo Credit: News Z.B.M/Channel 2 News

There has been an improvement in the medical condition of the IDF officer who was injured yesterday evening (Tuesday) when an explosive device blew up at the entrance of Hizma village near Pisgat Ze’ev. Doctors at a local hospital operated on him for 12 hours. His condition is currently defined as stable.

“When the patient arrived at the trauma room, he was suffering from blast wounds on his face. After we operated on him for 12 hours, all the fragments were removed and the fractures were stabilized,” explained Prof. Nardi Casap-Caspi, the head of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Hadassah Medical Center.

Around 9:30 PM yesterday evening, an explosive device was activated at the entrance to the Hizma village near the Adam community in Binyamin. The IDF officer was critically injured and another soldier suffered minor injuries.

The IDF believes that a greater terror attack was prevented, after five additional explosive devices were discovered at the scene.