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Teenager seriously injured by car stuttering remains in serious condition after surgery

A teenager seriously injured in a car-hit attack in the West Bank remained in serious condition Saturday after undergoing neurosurgery.

Nahum Nevis, 17, and his 19-year-old sister Noam were hit by a car Friday as they waited for a bus outside the Elazar settlement.

The car rolled over after the terror attack, and as the assailant tried to get out of it, he was shot by a police officer driving behind him.

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While Nahum remained reassured and connected to a respirator, Walla reported the news site showed a slight improvement in Noam's condition as she was transferred from Shaare Zedek Medical Center to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital where her brother is.

The director of Hadassah, Prof. Yoram Weiss said that Friday Nahum suffered a cranial fracture and a brain injury. Doctors at Shaare Zedek said Noam sustained injuries to her limbs.

The siblings reside in Elazar.

Video of the attack, recorded by the officer on his dashboard camera, showed that the two siblings were not behind the reinforced pillars set up in front of the bus stop to protect against car ranger attacks.

The attacker was identified as Ala'a Harimi, 26, of Bethlehem, driving a stolen car.

Channel 12 reported he had previously been jailed for terror offenses

Elazar is a building next to Migdal Oz in the Etzion block where yeshiva student Dvir Sorek was stabbed to death last week in a suspected terror attack. Also nearby is Etzion Junction, which has seen several deadly terrorist attacks in recent years.

On Thursday, two teenagers assaulted and wounded a police officer in Jerusalem's Old Town and moderate.

The assailants were shot by security forces. One of them was declared dead at the scene; the other was critically injured and brought to the hospital.

On Friday, Shaare Zedek, where the officer was treated, said his condition had improved.

The attack came amid increased tensions around the Old Town Temple Mountains after clashes at the holy site earlier this week.

In a statement on Friday, the Hamas terror group linked it to the recent turmoil in Jerusalem, saying: "Our nation's rising rage and ramming and stabbing incidents are a response to the repeated storms of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the ongoing crimes of the occupation. "

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