Two wounded in car attack east of Jerusalem

Arab terrorist wounds two soldiers in the Kfar Adumim area - less than a week after his brother conducted similar attack at same exact site.

Ari Yashar , | updated: 9:42 AM

Car used in the attack
Car used in the attack
Israel Police

A car ramming attack took place early on Friday morning at Kfar Adumim Junction, located outside Ma'ale Adumim to the east of Jerusalem.

Two soldiers aged around 20-years-old were lightly to moderately wounded in the attack, and the terrorist was shot dead.

The terrorist sped up and rammed into a group of Israelis who were at the junction.

Large security and Magen David Adom (MDA) forces were dispatched to the scene, and the wounded were evacuated to hospitals in Jerusalem after receiving initial medical treatment.

One of the victims suffered moderate wounds all over his body and was evacuated to Shaare Tzedek Hospital, while the second victim was lightly wounded in his limbs and was evacuated to Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital.

It was later revealed that the terrorist was the brother of another Arab terrorist, who this very Sunday committed a similar car attack at the exact same junction.

The terrorist lightly wounded one victim before getting out with a knife in hand, but was shot dead before he could stab anyone.

Friday's terrorist was named as Fadi Hassib, a 30-year-old married father of two from the town of al-Bireh near Ramallah in Samaria.

The attack continues a near daily string of lethal assaults, which have left no fewer than 22 Israelis murdered in stabbing, car and shooting attacks since the current terror wave broke out in mid September.

Just a day ago on Thursday, a stabbing attack was thwarted at Tapuach Junction in Samaria, as a terrorist who emerged from a taxi with a knife was spotted and shot dead before being able to harm anyone.

A day earlier on Wednesday, a soldier was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack outside Hevron.