Three Israeli Defense Force (IDF) soldiers were injured in a car-ramming attack in the West Bank Monday. They were carrying out “engineering work” on the road at the time of the attack.
The incident took place at the Gush Etzion Junction along Route 60, south of Jerusalem. The driver struck the three Israeli soldiers, leaving one of them with moderately severe injuries.
BREAKING: A terrorist rammed his vehicle into 3 soldiers in Al-Arroub, south of #Jerusalem injuring them. An additional soldier at the scene of the ramming attack successfully neutralized the terrorist before anyone else was hurt. pic.twitter.com/qNE6uhX6Zv
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) November 26, 2018
The soldiers were reportedly carrying out road works between Beit Ummar and Aruv, south of the Gush Etzion settlement bloc at the time of the attack. Another soldier shot the assailant, who later died from his injuries.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society reportedly arrived immediately on the scene but were prevented from taking the suspect for medical treatment. The IDF soldiers were hospitalized as a precaution, though their injuries were minor. No one else was hurt in the incident.
BREAKING: Car ramming attack at Gush Etzion junction.“Three IDF soldiers were injured Monday afternoon in a terrorist ramming attack south of Jerusalem.The attack occurred on Route 60 in Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem at around 12:15 p.m. Monday.The three soldiers were involved in engineering work on a the road when they were hit by a vehicle driven by the terrorist, who fled the scene immediately after the attack.Two of the three of the victims are listed in light condition, while the third is in moderate condition.The terrorist has reportedly been shot and killed by Israeli security forces.
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The Palestinian Civil Authority confirmed the death in a Facebook post.
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Tensions are high in the area following a series of so-called “price-tag” attacks by Jewish youths in which they vandalized Palestinian property.