Gush Etzion Car Attack Terrorist's Dad Arrested

The father and additional relatives of the suspect arrested in Al-Arub refugee camp. Arrests part of ISA's investigation into attack.

Shlomo Pitrokovsky, Cynthia Blank,

The attack in Gush Etzion
The attack in Gush Etzion
Har Hevron Spokeswoman

Security forces arrested several Palestinians early Thursday morning at the Al-Arub Palestinian refugee camp along the Hevron-Jerusalem road in Judea and Samaria, as part of the Israel Security Agency's (ISA) investigation into the car terror attack Wednesday night along an adjacent road in Gush Etzion. 

Palestinian news agency Safa reported the arrests. 

According to the report, the father of the man suspected of committing the car attack - which resulted in the injuries of three IDF soldiers - was arrested along with a number of other relatives. 

Wednesday, at around 10 p.m, a Palestinian terrorist attempted to run over the soldiers as they were on duty near a guard stand outside of Kafr Al-Arub. 

The terrorist, driving a van with Palestinian Authority license plates, came near the guard stand at the Al-Arub village's entrance and ran over the three soldiers standing there, injuring them. The terrorist then fled south in the vehicle, which was later located abandoned. Roadblocks were set up in the area.

Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, where the three soldiers are being treated, said this morning that the condition of one of the soldiers is critical and he is in intensive care.

The second soldier underwent surgery this morning and his condition is moderate to severe. The third soldier was lightly-to-moderately wounded, and is currently being treated in the surgical department.




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