An Arab terrorist attempted to run down IDF soldiers at the Kalandiya checkpoint north of Yerushalayim, Friday afternoon. IDF soldiers shot and killed the terrorist before he was able to achieve his goal.
Soldiers noticed a vehicle driving towards the checkpoint at high speed and motioned it to slow down. The driver refused to do so, and was shot by soldiers. The terrorist was a 30 year old male from an Arab in the Binyamin region.
Overnight Thursday, IDF troops arrested 8 wanted security suspects, three of them Hamas terrorists. The others were wanted for various offenses, including rioting and throwing rocks and stones at IDF soldiers and Israeli civilians. Soldiers also found several weapons that were to be used in terror attacks.