Media reports of a fourth terror attack on Wednesday evening turned out to be inaccurate. The army clarified that the incident, which appeared to be another car-ramming, near the the Kochav Yaakov Junction, was in fact an accident.
The site is near Ramallah, not far from where a Palestinian man earlier in the day tried to ram his car into a group of Israeli soldiers before he was shot dead.
Meanwhile, the IDF said it is sending reinforcements to Yehudah and Shomron in light of the latest wave of Palestinian terrorist attacks. The army said that several reconnaissance units will join the 14 infantry brigades already stationed beyond the Green Line.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu commented on the violence at a ceremony for the induction of the new deputy IDF chief of staff Eyal Zamir.
“Last night we settled the score with the murderers who carried out the terror attacks in Barkan and (near) Ofra, and today we have endured a serious attack (that ended) with two dead soldiers,” PM Netanyahu said.
“The principle that guides us is that whoever harms us and whoever tries to harm us – his life is forfeit. Our enemies know this and we will reach them.”