Soldier Injured in Gush Etzion Car Ramming

YERUSHALAYIM -
A car used by a Palestinian woman who, the Israeli military said, rammed it into an Israeli soldier before she was shot dead by the Israeli troops, is removed from the scene at a main junction near the Israeli settlement bloc, Gush Etzion in the West Bank March 4, 2016. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma
A car used by a Palestinian woman who rammed it into an Israeli soldier before she was shot dead by the Israeli troops, is removed from the scene at a main junction near the Gush Etzion Junction, Friday. (Reuters/Mussa Qawasma)

One Israeli was injured Friday morning in an attempted car ramming terror attack at the Gush Etzion Junction. An IDF force at the site opened fire on the driver and killed the female terrorist who was behind the wheel.

The IDF soldier, about 20 years old, was treated at the site for light injuries and taken to a Yerushalayim hospital for further treatment. The IDF has opened an investigation into the background of the incident.

On Thursday, an Israeli police officer was injured lightly in a stabbing attack near the village of Ouja in the Jordan Valley. The officer was stabbed by a female terrorist, who was subdued and arrested. The officer was taken to a Yerushalayim hospital and was in good condition, doctors said.

Meanwhile on Thursday night, a car carrying a family from Beitar Ilit were barraged with stones as they drove on the Hussan bypass road. The vehicle was damaged but, b’chasdei Shamayim, the family inside was unharmed. The driver continued on his way home and reported the incident.