Border Policeman Critically Wounded in Palestinian Car-Ramming Attack Near Hebron
by Ruthie Blum
Two Israelis were wounded, one of them critically, in a car-ramming attack near the Palestinian village of Halhul, between Hebron and Gush Etzion on Wednesday afternoon, according to breaking news reports in the Hebrew press.
Magen David Adom paramedics on the scene administered first aid to a 20-year-old Border Policeman suffering from multiple injuries, before evacuating him to the Hadassah Medical Center/Ein Kerem in Jerusalem. Hospital sources said he was fighting for his life in a medically induced coma.
The terrorist was shot and killed.
This comes on the heels of Sunday’s car-ramming attack at a nearby location along Route 60, which has become a focal point for both stabbing and vehicular assaults since the surge in Palestinian terrorism began a few weeks ago.
During that attack, three IDF soldiers were wounded, and though they shot at the car, its driver managed to flee. He turned himself in the next day, fearing, he said, he would be killed by Israeli security services on a manhunt in his village.