Four Injured in Car Attack in Gush Etzion

An Arab terrorist attempted to run over a number of Israelis in Judea's Gush Etzion region on Wednesday night.

According to initial reports, Arab rioters threw rocks at two Israeli vehicles – one a security vehicle, the other private – on Route 60 between Beit Ummar and Karmi Tzur.

Soldiers from the military vehicle exited their car carrying weapons to confront the rioters and were subsequently plowed down. 

The terrorist was neutralized by additional security forces on scene. 

Hatzalah medics provided medical treatment to four Israelis injured – one seriously, and three lightly – in the attack.

All four victims were brought by Magen David Adom paramedics to Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. 

Eyewitnesses to the attack say the terrorist saw the soldiers exit their vehicle to confront the rock-throwers, whereupon he veered his car and deliberately ran them over. 

Gush Etzion Regional Council head David Perl responded to the attack by praising the IDF forces for their quick response and efforts to protect residents. 

"This attack is the peak of a difficult day, during which rocks and firebombs were thrown, a bus was torched, and civilians and soldiers were injured," Perl stated. "We must find a quick solution to keep terrorists off the roads and allow residents to reach their homes safely."

Following the attack, Route 60 has been blocked to traffic from Gush Junction until Okafim Junction. 


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