Three Israelis Treated for Shock in Attempted Car Terror Attack

YERUSHALAYIM -
Israeli soldiers near the attempted car-ramming attack against a group of soldiers and civilians near the entrance to Shechem, Wednesday. (Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90)

An Arab driver who attempted to run down IDF soldiers in a car terror attack near Shechem was shot by Israeli security personnel Wednesday morning. The driver attempted to run down several soldiers at a checkpoint, but was stopped in his tracks. Three people were treated for shock. The IDF said it was investigating the circumstances of the attack.

Earlier Wednesday, police arrested an Arab from Yerushalayim for attempting to conceal drugs – under the mattress of a baby. Police conducted a search of the suspect’s residence Wednesday, and discovered the illicit substance hidden under the mattress as the baby lay on the bed. The suspect, around 30, was arrested, and the baby was taken by social workers in the interim.

Overnight Tuesday, 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.