Israeli Soldier Recounts Neutralizing Terrorist After Suffering Injury in West Bank Car-Ramming Attack (VIDEO)
An Israeli soldier described how he managed to shoot and neutralize a terrorist after suffering an injury in a vehicular terror attack in the West Bank on Thursday, Israel’s NRG reported.
Speaking to reporters from a central Israel hospital bed, 1st Lt. Daniel Elbaz explained that he had been assigned to the area as part of a troop surge apparently associated with the attack in a Palestinian village, allegedly by Jewish extremists, that killed an infant last week.
“I spotted a car approaching us very fast,” he said. “He made a sharp turn and slammed into me and two other soldiers. I understood this was a hostile terrorist attack. I could identify the terrorist trying to get out of his car, so I shot him and neutralized the situation.”
The perpetrator, who Palestinian media named as 30-year-old Raed Badwan, managed to injure three Israeli soldiers in the attack, including Elbaz, near the Jewish settlement of Ma’ale Levona. After being shot, Badwan lost control of his vehicle which then overturned. Paramedics rescued him from the car and rushed him in critical condition to the Shaarei Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem.
Watch a video of Elbaz’s hospital bed interview below: