A 34-year-old security guard was seriously injured on Sunday night in a ramming attack at the Te’enim crossing in Samaria, near Tulkarm.
The terrorist who was driving the vehicle, a 16-year-old, was shot and killed by security guards at the crossing.
The security guard was evacuated by Magen David Adom paramedics to Sheba Hospital in Tel Hashomer.
The Ministry of Defense said that "at 1:20, a 16-year-old terrorist collided with a checkpoint at the entrance to the crossing and hit one of the security guards, who was seriously injured. Additional security guards responded quickly, shot the terrorist and neutralized him. The security guard is being treated at Sheba Hospital in Tel Hashomer, and as far as is known, his life is not in danger."
According to eyewitnesses, the terrorist came from the direction of Avnei Hefetz and sped with his vehicle into the checkpoint, hit the security guard and injured him. Security guards who were at the scene opened fire at the vehicle and eliminated the terrorist.
Meanwhile, the case against the two Border Police officers who shot and killed the terrorist who stabbed a young man near Damascus Gate on Shabbat is to be closed, after the officers were found to have acted correctly.
Avraham Elmaliah was stabbed multiple times by an Arab as he was walking home from the Kotel on Saturday afternoon. His wounds were categorized as moderate-serious and he is currently hospitalized in stable condition.
Police Chief Kobi Shabtai called the two officers “heroes” and he is expected to award them a commendation for their swift response to the incident.
According to a report on Kan 11 News, the case against the two officers will be closed within the next few days. Their weapons, which had been taken from them for ballistic inspection, have already been returned to them.
Although the Prosecution stated on Saturday evening that being questioned under caution was established procedure following such an incident, it should be noted that in the two preceding cases in which terrorists were shot following an attack, the officers concerned were merely required to give evidence.