Roadside bomb hits IDF patrol in Jerusalem; officer seriously injured
In the second terrorist attack in less than 12 hours in Jerusalem, a roadside bomb blew up next to an IDF patrol in the area of the Hizma checkpoint next to Pisgat Zeev. A second lieutenant was seriously injured. Security forces that searched the area after the attack found more explosive devices. Route 437 was closed to traffic.
DEBKAfile: The incident marks a major escalation in terrorist attacks by the Palestinians. It was the first time in the current wave of terror for bombs to be placed next to a road used by IDF patrols.