Car ramming attack foiled north of Jerusalem

Terrorist attempts to run over soldiers at Qalandia checkpoint, but is neutralized.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Scene of attack
Scene of attack
Israel Police

A Palestinian terrorist attempted to run down Israeli police and soldiers using his car at a Samaria checkpoint on Friday but was shot and wounded without causing Israeli casualties, police said.

"A Palestinian terrorist... drove at speed toward police and soldiers in an attempt to ram them," a statement said, adding that a guard fired at the car and hit the driver in the leg. The alleged assailant was then placed under arrest.

The incident occurred at the Qalandiya checkpoint, near Ramallah and close to Qalandiya refugee camp, where soldiers on Wednesday shot dead two Palestinians who tried to ram their cars into troops in separate attacks.

An AFP journalist at the scene of Friday's incident said the wounded Palestinian could be seen sitting on a stretcher as security forces fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse onlookers and journalists.