Two People Injured in Ramming Attack at Tapuach Junction

By Hamodia Staff

Israeli security forces at the Tapuah Junction in May, 2021. (Sraya Diamant/Flash90/File)

YERUSHALAYIM – Two people were hurt in a car ramming incident at the Tapuach Junction in the Shomron on Tuesday evening.

The Rescuers Without Borders emergency service said their medics were treating the victims, both of whom were conscious. Their conditions were described as light and moderate, as they were evacuated to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva.

The service said the commercial vehicle that hit the people at the junction fled the scene in a southerly direction.

The individual suspected of the ramming is currently held by security forces and he was transferred for further questioning.

Subsequently, the driver, a 21-year-old from Shechem, turned himself in to security forces. He claimed the incident was an accident due to low visibility amid heavy fog in the area, Army Radio reported. The driver claimed he initially fled, fearing he would be shot by soldiers.

Meanwhile, the condition of an IDF officer injured in a terror shooting last weekend near Yerushalayim’s Old City has deteriorated, according to media reports.

The officer is said to be in serious but stable condition, and is sedated and on a respirator.

The Paratroopers Brigade officer, who was off-duty at the time of the attack, returned fire and managed to hit the terrorist — a 13-year-old Palestinian from East Yerushalayim — despite his wounds.

A second person, 15, was also seriously hurt in the shooting, but there was improvement in his condition on Monday.

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