4 Israelis Wounded in Gush Etzion Car-Ramming Attack
Four Israelis were wounded Wednesday evening — one critically and the others moderately-to-lightly — in a Palestinian car-ramming attack between Gush Etzion and Hebron in the West Bank.
According to Israel’s Channel 1, the attack took place along Highway 60, the site of many of the recent rock-throwing and other attacks perpetrated by rioting Palestinians.
Initial reports say the terrorist, who was driving a stolen Hyundai Accent with Israeli license plates and was shot and wounded, purposely crashed into the Israelis, right after they exited their own vehicles, which had just been pelted with rocks, near an IDF post.
After being treated on the scene by paramedics, they were evacuated to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Karem.
This was Wednesday’s fifth terrorist attack. Earlier in the day, a 20-year-old female IDF soldier was mortally wounded in a stabbing attack at the Adam Junction, north of Jerusalem.
She was attacked by two terrorists. One was killed by a female soldier who witnessed the attack. The other was arrested. The young woman is still fighting for her life at the Hadassah Medical Center on Mount Scopus.
This comes on the heels of the light wounding of a female IDF soldier in a stabbing attack in the West Bank. The terrorist was shot and killed.
A few hours before that, a policeman was lightly injured in an apparent car-ramming attack near Ofra, a settlement located between Jerusalem and Nablus.
In the morning, a 15-year-old Palestinian girl with a knife tried to enter to the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar, where she was shot and wounded by soldiers.
These are the latest attacks in the wave of terrorism that surged early last month, as a result of which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implemented new security measures, among them beefing up police presence through the use of IDF soldiers.