Ido Cohen, 17, succumbs to his wounds

December 09, 2001

CONTENTS

1. Ido Cohen latest teenage victim of last weekend's attacks
2. Palestinian terrorists seriously wound Israeli motorist
3. Bomb defused near Bethlehem
4. Suicide bombing in Haifa, other bombs found


[Note by Tom Gross]

Attached below are reports on the death of Ido Cohen, who was critically wounded in the suicide bombing in Jerusalem last Saturday night. There is also news regarding the wounding today of an Israeli motorist by Palestinian terrorists, the defusing of a bomb near Bethlehem, and a suicide bomb in Haifa. This is a follow-up to previous dispatches on last weekend's Jerusalem bomb attacks, the last one of which was titled, Some facts you might not have seen in regular news reports (December 5, 2001).


40 OTHERS STILL RECOVERING IN JERUSALEM HOSPITALS

Ido Cohen, 17
December 9, 2001

Ido Cohen, 17, who was critically wounded in last Saturday night's suicide bombings on Jerusalem's Ben-Yehuda pedestrian mall, succumbed to his wounds and died last night at Jerusalem's Hadassah-University Hospital, Ein Kerem.

Cohen had been in a coma in the hospital's intensive care unit with severe head wounds for a week. He never regained consciousness.

Two other victims of the attack remain in very serious condition, while some 40 others, mainly teenagers, are still recovering in Jerusalem hospitals.

 

19:00: PALESTINIAN TERRORISTS SERIOUSLY WOUND ISRAELI MOTORIST

19:00: Palestinian terrorists seriously wound Israeli motorist
News Briefs
December 9, 2001

Palestinian terrorists seriously wounded an Israeli motorist near the community of Na'aleh, between Modi'in and Ramallah, moments ago.

The victim was shot in the chest and neck, in an apparent ambush, according to initial reports.

 

13.25: BOMB DEFUSED NEAR BETHLEHEM

13:25: Bomb defused near Bethlehem
News Briefs
December 9, 2001

Sappers safely detonated a roadside charge near Bethlehem a short time ago.

The device was discovered on the heavily traveled Bethlehem bypass road which connects Jerusalem and the Gush Etzion bloc of communities to the south.

 

07:45: SUICIDE BOMBING IN HAIFA, OTHER BOMBS FOUND

07:45: Suicide bombing in Haifa, other bombs found
News Briefs
December 9, 2001

A suicide bomber blew himself up a few minutes ago adjacent to a bus stop at the Checkpost Junction near Haifa.

Thirty one people were hospitalized in the wake of the attack, according to a government statement. Casualties have been admitted to Rambam, Carmel and Bnai Zion hospitals in Haifa according to Magen David Adom spokesmen.

Two police officers spotted the man, who aroused their suspicion, before the explosion. They fired at the bomber before he detonated the nail and screw-studded device he was wearing. It is unclear if they wounded the bomber before he detonated the bomb.

Sappers found and blew up a second belt-bomb in a controlled explosion at the scene of the attack.

A third bomb was discovered a few minutes ago, according to Army Radio. It did not explode. No group has taken responsibility for the attack. The intersection is heavily traveled Sunday mornings. There are heavy traffic jams in the vicinity.

This was the second attack in Haifa in a week.


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