'The Terrorist Tried to Get Out; I Shot Him'

Lt. Daniel Elbaz recounts the car attack on him and his men and how he ended it. Two of his men are seriously wounded.

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Lt. Daniel Elbaz
Lt. Daniel Elbaz
IDF Spokesman's Unit video

Lying on his hospital bed, Lt. Daniel Elbaz, a company commander in the IDF's Infantry Training School, recounted on Thursday the car attack on him and his men, which took place at the Senjil Junction, near Shilo, in the Binyamin region, north of Jerusalem. 

“At 3:00 PM, I am carrying out my missions as part of the operational sector missions, reinforcing the forces in Judea and Samaria,” he told a reporter for the IDF Spokesman's Unit.

“At about 3:15, I identify a vehicle coming at me at high speed. Just before reaching me he executes a sharp turn, hitting me and two of my soldiers. I realize that this is a terror attack and identify the terrorist trying to get out of the car. I shoot and neutralize the event.”

The two other soldiers were brought into the hospital – one by road and the other by helicopter – and both are in serious condition, under sedation and artificial respiration. They are no longer in life-threatening condition, however, according to the deputy director of the hospital, Dr. Asher Salmon.

The terrorist who carried out the attack was brought to Shaare Tzedek Hospital where he was listed in serious condition.




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