Border Police Officer Wounded in Ramming Attack Near Yerushalayim

YERUSHALAYIM -
The car that carried out a ramming attack in Kalandiya, north of Yerushalayim, Wednesday night. (Police Spokesman)

A Border Police officer was seriously wounded in a ramming attack in Kalandiya, north of Yerushalayim, on Wednesday night.

The officer was taking part in operations to evacuate illegal structures in the village when a terrorist drove at high speed towards the Israeli forces and struck the officer.

Police officers fired towards the vehicle and arrested the terrorist, a 22-year-old resident of Kalkilya, after he hit a wall. After initial questioning, the suspect was transferred for questioning by the Shin Bet. His condition is unclear.

The injured Border Police officer was transferred in moderate and stable condition, with injuries to his head and abdomen, to Shaare Zedek Medical Center for treatment while conscious. Shaare Zedek updated on Thursday morning that the officer was in serious, but stable, condition.

The attack comes amid a recent jump in terror attacks in Yerushalayim and in Yehudah and Shomron, with multiple attacks and attempted attacks reported in recent weeks, including a thwarted plot by Hamas operatives in Yehudah and Shomron to carry out large-scale terrorist attacks in Israel.