Two Soldiers Injured in Car Ramming Attack

Israeli security forces at the scene where an IDF soldier was stabbed by an Arab early Friday morning. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90
Israeli security forces at the scene where an IDF soldier was stabbed by an Arab early Friday morning. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Two IDF soldiers were injured Friday afternoon in a car-ramming attack near Ofra, in the Binyamin region. The soldiers were lightly to moderately injured, and were taken to Shaare Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem for treatment. The Arab driver of the car was shot and injured by IDF troops, dying a few minutes later of his wounds.

It was the second terrorist attack Friday afternoon. Earlier, one Israeli was injured in a stabbing attack occurred near the town of Halamish, northwest of Ramallah. The victim, an IDF soldier, suffered light to moderate injuries and was treated on site and taken to a hospital in Jerusalem. The terrorist was killed, the army said.

An IDF soldier was lightly wounded overnight Thursday in a stabbing attack in Chevron. The attack occurred near the entrance to the Tel Rumeida neighborhood, with two Arabs attacking the soldier on patrol. The two terrorists were shot and killed.

IDF soldiers meanwhile arrested 11 wanted security suspects throughout Yehudah and Shomron. Most of the suspects were arrested on charges of rioting and throwing stones and firebombs at civilians and soldiers. Six of the suspects were members of Hamas, officials said. All were being questioned by security officials.

An Israeli police officer was wounded in a stabbing attack Thursday evening in the area of the Damascus Gate of the Old City of Yerushalayim (Sha’ar Shechem). The victim was a 35-year-old police officer, who was moderately injured, officials said. The terrorist was shot by nearby officers and killed. The attack took place on Rechov Hanevi’im, opposite the Old City. Rechov Hanevi’im is a dense, populated street with a large chareidi population.