Three Soldiers Wounded in Ramming Attack Near Dolev

YERUSHALAYIM -
Israeli security forces at the scene of the attack in Dolev on Tuesday evening. (Flash90)
Israeli security forces at the scene of the attack in Dolev on Tuesday evening. (Flash90)

Three Israeli soldiers were injured, one seriously, in a terrorist vehicular ramming attack on Tuesday evening at HaParsa Junction near the Jewish town of Dolev and the Arab village of Ein el-Arik, north of Yerushalayim.

At approximately 7 p.m., a Palestinian driver rammed his van into the soldiers who were standing by the side of the road near a security checkpoint.

Magen David Adom paramedics and IDF medical forces treated the wounded, from the Duchifat unit, at the scene and then transferred the seriously wounded to Tel Hashomer hospital.

Israeli security forces examining the bullet-riddled van used by the terrorist. (Flash90)
Israeli security forces examining the bullet-riddled van used by the terrorist. (Flash90)

The terrorist, identified as 36-year-old Ahmed Shahada from Qalandiya, was subsequently shot dead by other soldiers at the scene after a brief chase. Originally from the refugee camp of Qalandiya, Shahada was temporarily residing in the city of Beitunia, west of Ramallah.


Updated Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 3:23 pm