Guard seriously injured in Jerusalem shooting transferred to drug rehabilitation center
A civilian security guard who was seriously injured in a shooting at a checkpoint near Jerusalem last month has improved and on Tuesday he was transferred to a rehabilitation center.
Last week, Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center said David Morel, 30, who was shot in the head in the attack near Shuafat refugee camp on October 8, had regained consciousness for the first time. .
On Tuesday, Morel was transferred to the rehabilitation center at Loewenstein Hospital in Ra’anana.
“We are happy to transfer David to rehab this morning and wish him a safe journey,” said Dr. Guy Rosenthal, director of the hospital’s neurosurgical intensive care unit.
Rosenthal said Morel arrived at the hospital with a “very serious head injury” and underwent complex neurosurgery before being transferred to the hospital’s intensive care unit to stabilize his condition.
“With his release for rehabilitation, he still has a long way to go and we expect and hope to see his condition improve further,” Rosenthal said.
After immigrating from Brazil in 2017, Morel joined the IDF as a lone soldier, then became a security guard after his release from the army, according to his family.
During the attack at the checkpoint, an Israeli soldier, Sgt. Noa Lazar, 18, was killed.
The shooter, Udai Tamimi, 22, fled the scene and was killed 11 days later while attempting to carry out another attack at a checkpoint near the entrance to the West Bank town of Ma’aleh Adumim. A security guard was slightly injured.
On Monday, prosecutors filed indictments against two East Jerusalem men for supplying Tamimi with the weapon used in the attacks.
According to the indictment, Tamimi first purchased the gun and two magazines from an acquaintance, 29-year-old Nader Abu Rajib. Tamimi then gave the gun to another acquaintance, 25-year-old Ammar Allahaliya, to keep, before returning to retrieve it for use. in the murderous attack.
Abu Rajib and Allahaliya have been charged with various weapons offences. Prosecutors asked that they be kept in detention until the end of the legal proceedings.
Tensions have skyrocketed in the West Bank recently as the IDF has continued its counter-terror offensive primarily focused on the northern West Bank.
The operation resulted in more than 2,000 arrests in near-night raids, but also left more than 125 Palestinians dead, many – but not all – in attacks or clashes with security forces.
The IDF’s counter-terrorism offensive in the West Bank was launched following a series of Palestinian attacks that killed 19 people in the spring of this year.
An Israeli was killed in an attack in Hebron last month, a woman was killed in Holon in a suspected attack in September, and four soldiers were killed in the West Bank in attacks and during military operations. ‘arrest. On Tuesday, a man died from injuries he sustained in a stabbing attack in a Palestinian village in October.