Arab Driver Who Rammed Into Soldiers Turns Himself In

YERUSHALAYIM -
Israeli soldiers stand near the scene of a car-ramming attack at the entrance to the village of Husan, near Beitar Illit, on Motzoei Shabbos. (Flash90)

An Arab truck driver who ran down three IDF soldiers Motzoei Shabbos near Beitar Illit turned himself in Sunday morning. The driver claimed that the incident was a traffic accident. The incident occurred in the Arab village of Husan, located near the town. The three soldiers were on foot patrol in the area, when an Arab driving a truck sped up and hit them. One of the soldiers was moderately injured.

IDF soldiers overnight Motzoei Shabbos seized weapons that were to be used in terror attacks. Soldiers, working with police, discovered a cache of weapons in Chevron and several surrounding villages. In a statement, the army said that such weapons were used in terror attacks as well as for criminal activity, and that security forces were determined to seize all weapons that were being held illegally by all people, in order to better protect all Israelis and residents of Palestinian Authority-controlled areas, who are also under threat by terrorists and criminals.

Also overnight, security officials said they arrested eight 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.