Ramming Attack North of Yerushalayim Leaves IDF Soldier in Serious Condition

The scene of a vehicle-ramming attack near the Jewish community of Migron, Tuesday. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

An IDF soldier in her 20s was struck by a car at the Migron-Kochav Yaakov intersection in a terror attack on Tuesday morning.

Medics treated the woman on site, and then MDA personnel transported her to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Yerushalayim.

“We arrived quickly to the scene, the injured woman was laying on the street, close to a roundabout, while conscious and sustaining bruises on her head and upper body,” said an MDA paramedic.

“We were told that a car hit her and fled. We quickly brought her on to the ambulance while giving her medical treatment that included stopping the bleeding and medication against the pain, and we evacuated her to an intensive care ambulance, that took her to the hospital in serious and stable condition.”

She is listed in a serious, but stable, condition.

Surveillance camera footage of the attack showed a black crossover SUV making a turn after spotting the soldier walking from a parking lot to a sidewalk. The vehicle rammed into the woman on the sidewalk, before driving over a small garden area, and onto a highway, fleeing the scene.

Although the terrorist fled the scene, he was eventually shot and killed by Israeli forces after a short manhunt.

The terrorist was named as Rani Mamoun Faiz Abu Ali, 45, a father of five children from the Palestinian city of Beitunia, near Ramallah.

He held an Israeli work permit and was employed at Rami Levy supermarket branch at Sha’ar Binyamin industrial zone.

According to a preliminary investigation, as troops began to chase after him, he reached an obstruction set up by the police.

He then exited the vehicle, and was shot by the officers in the middle of a busy road.

This latest attack comes on the heels of a spate of attacks across Israel in recent weeks.

Last week, a ramming attack in Be’er Sheva left one person in moderate condition after an Arab terrorist slammed his car into him and dragged him for several seconds until he was thrown back to the pavement. This came a day after twin blasts shook Yerushalayim in what was an almost simultaneous attack in a bus stop and on a bus in the northern part of the city. The bombs, which were apparently activated using remote detonators or timers, left two Jews dead, Hyd, and dozens wounded. The terrorists are still at large.

According to the IDF, 23 Israeli civilians and eight security personnel have been killed in Israel in 2022.

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