Four Israelis Wounded in Gush Etzion in Latest Car-Ramming Attack
JNS.org– Four Israelis between the ages of 16 and 25 were injured Thursday when a car rammed into a bus stop outside the Jewish community of Alon Shvut in Judea and Samaria.
A Palestinian suspect from Hebron was arrested in connection with the attack, according to reports.
One person was seriously injured, one was moderately injured, and two were lightly wounded, according to Israel Radio. Moshe Savil, deputy head of the Gush Etzion Regional Council, urged security forces “to return the sense of security to the Gush, increase security, and limit the entrance of Palestinians to crowded places,” according to Yedioth Ahronoth.
On Wednesday, Israeli investigators named a suspect in the April 25 car-ramming attack that took place in Jerusalem’s A-Tur neighborhood. Three Israeli police officers were wounded in that attack.
According to the Shin Bet security agency, evidence gathered at the scene of the crime and throughout the investigation pointed to Majdi Mahmed Salah, 31, a resident of the Shuafat refugee camp who holds Israeli citizenship. The Shin Bet said Salah, who turned himself in to the police, had nationalistic motives for the terror attack.
Also in April, an Arab man drove into a bus stop in Jerusalem’s French Hill junction, killing 26-year-old Jewish man Shalom Yohai Sherki.