Two Officers Injured in Arab Car Ramming Attack

Israeli soldiers man a checkpoint during clashes with Palestinians as the IDF conducted house-to-house searches in al-Fawwar refugee camp south of Chevron, Tuesday. (Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90)
Israeli soldiers man a checkpoint. (Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90)

Two Border Guard officers were lightly injured when an Arab drove into them Thursday at a checkpoint in east Yerushalayim. Magen David Adom personnel treated the two officers on site and they were subsequently transferred to a nearby hospital. One of the officers was later released. The vehicle got away, and security officials were searching for it.

Earlier Thursday, Border Guards arrested a wanted Arab security suspect who was found to be carrying NIS 100,000 in a bag. The money was to be used to carry out terror attacks, officials said, with the money carried in from abroad to be delivered to Hamas terrorists in Shechem.

Overnight Wednesday, security officials said they arrested 9 wanted security suspects in other areas in Yehudah and Shomron. The suspects were wanted for participating in rioting and throwing stones and firebombs that endangered Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. Several of the suspects were also charged with belonging to Hamas. All were being questioned on their activities by security forces.

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