Jerusalem woman critically injured in car explosion

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A 20 year old woman was critically injured, and an IOF police officer was lightly injured following an explosion in a car near the settlement of Maale Adumin, in the occupied West Bank at 7.15 am this morning (Sunday).

The incident was initially reported as an attempted suicide bombing but Micky Rosenfeld, the Israeli Police’s official spokesman, said the explosion had happened after the woman had left the car.

The explosion happened on the Route 437, near the a-Zayim Checkpoint.

The woman is reported to be in critical condition and has been rushed to the Hadassah hospital for emergency medical care.

The Israeli Occupation officer is not thought to be lightly hurt.

Conflicting accounts of the incident have emerged, with pro-Jewish websites claiming it was an attempted suicide bombing and others claiming the woman threw an explosive device.

The woman was also initially reported to be dead, but is now understood to be alive although she is seriously injured.

Ma’ale Adumim is an illegal Israeli settlement in the West Bank, seven kilometres east of Jerusalem.

In 2012, the population was 39,200.