Kristine L Ming

Victim of Palestinian vehicular attack in Jerusalem released from hospital

Shira Klein, the woman injured by a Palestinian who rammed his car into a bus station in which she was waiting in the French Hill section of Jerusalem earlier this month, was released on Thursday from Hadassah University Medical Center in the capital.

“Shira, who arrived here two weeks ago in very serious condition, is now being released in what can certainly be described as in good, stable condition,” said Prof. Iri Libergal, the head of Hadassah’s orthopedic division who performed surgery on Klein.

“I am very grateful to everyone who treated me in the hospital and all those who prayed for my recovery,” Klein, 24, said. “I wanted to return to my studies, but I will wait a few more weeks in order to regain my strength.”

Klein is currently pursuing a master’s degree in psychology.

“Thank God, Shira feels much better and we hope that she continues to get better,” Ada Klein, Shira’s mother, said.

Police released video footage Wednesday of the deadly vehicular terror attack that killed 25-year-old Shalom Yohai Cherki and seriously wounded Klein on April 15 as Israel marked Holocaust Remembrance Day.

An Arab man from northeast Jerusalem was arrested following extensive questioning by Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) investigators, for allegedly ramming his car into the two Israelis at a French Hill bus stop in the capital.

Police said the lengthy interrogation gave cause to believe that Khaled Koutineh, 37, from Anata, was motivated by nationalistic reasons to drive his vehicle into Cherki and Klein.

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