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Hadassah Condemns Today’s Terrorist Attack in Jerusalem

Three of the Victims Treated at Hadassah Ein-Kerem
Genever McBain
Three of the Victims Treated at Hadassah Ein-Kerem

(New York, NY -- March 06, 2008) -- Hadassah condemns today’s terrorist attack in Jerusalem, in which a Palestinian armed with a rifle opened fire inside "Merkaz Harav" Yeshiva where some 80 people were gathered to celebrate the first day of the month of Adar. Eight students were killed and, of the ten injured, three were transported to Hadassah Ein-Kerem.

In response to early reports of multiple terrorists and mass casualties, Hadassah Ein-Kerem was prepared for a full mass casualty event. Physicians and staff were on high alert, with department heads and senior physicians returning to the hospital to provide the wounded with the best possible care.

The three students, one of whom suffered leg injuries, while the other two experienced extensive damage to many areas of their bodies, were treated in the trauma unit. They since have been relocated to the general intensive care unit, where their families are with them, and they are reported to be doing well.

In the wake of this horrible attack, Hadassah extends its heartfelt prayers and thoughts to the victims and the families of those injured and killed and wishes all the wounded a full and rapid recovery.

Date: 3/6/2008 12:00:00 AM

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