An Israeli Arab driver who resides in northern Israel, drove into a Border Policeman and two soldiers at two different sites in the city of Akko on Sunday morning.

Police said that an investigation of the incident led to the conclusion that it was carried out due to nationalistic motives.

According to initial findings, an Arab with a blue identity card, marking him as an Israeli citizen, but who is not a resident of the city, attempted to hit security forces at a number of locations.

First the driver struck the policeman on Yehoshafat Street near the market, then continued driving and hit the two soldiers near the train station.

The three were lightly injured and are being treated by MDA teams dispatched to the scene. They were evacuated to the Western Galilee Hospital in Nahariya.

MDA EMT and Medi-Cycle Rider Shimon Dahan who arrived first at the scene, reported: "When I arrived at the scene, I saw a 20-year-old sitting, fully conscious. I was told that a car had hit him and that the driver carried on driving. I provided him with initial medical treatment. He was suffering from injuries to his face and limbs and was evacuated to hospital."

The driver was shot and neutralized near the train station. His condition is defined as moderate.

מפקד משטרת עכו יניב רונן

The injured persons arrive at the hospital (Credit: Noam Plaksa/TPS)