Three Soldiers Wounded in Attempted Car-Ramming Attack

YERUSHALAYIM -
An Israeli military checkpoint. (Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90)
An Israeli military checkpoint. (Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90)

Early Sunday, an Arab driver wounded three IDF soldiers in an attempted car-ramming incident near Neve Daniel in Gush Etzion. The Arab driver was injured when he crashed into the guardrail where the soldiers were standing. After hitting the guardrail he pulled away and attempted to circumvent it, and crashed into a military vehicle. The Arab was arrested. The soldiers were treated on the spot.

An Arab vehicle that was found to be carrying an assortment of axes and knives was seized Motzoei Shabbos at a checkpoint in Shomron. The weapons were confiscated and the Arab detained.

The incident occurred near the Cross-Shomron checkpoint, south of Shechem. During a routine check, IDF soldiers found two axes, two knives, and a large number of bullets for a nine-millimeter weapon. The Arab driver said that he used the axes and knives in his butcher business.

Two people were killed Motzoei Shabbos and 17 injured in a mass brawl in the Negev Bedouin town of Kasayfah. Two of the injured are in serious condition. According to police, the incident was due to a dispute between two families, who were arguing over who was responsible for running over a member of one of the families. Police said that gunfire was heard in the area of the fight.

Killed in the incident were two men, in their 50s and 30s. Police have opened an investigation and have said that they intend to prosecute all those involved, and to determine who was responsible for the two deaths.