2 wounded in terror attack near Modi'in in central Israel
Terrorist stops outside of Modi'in, pulls victims from their cars before being shot and killed.
A terrorist stabbing attack was reported near Modi'in in central Israel Thursday night.
The incident occurred on Route 443 at the Shilat Junction just outside of the city of Modi'in, with preliminary reports indicating two men were wounded in the attack. Both of the victims are currently listed in light condition.
MDA and United Hatzalah emergency first responders were dispatched to the scene and treated the victims before evacuating them to a hospital.
The terrorist was shot and killed by a police officer during the attack.
According to an MDA spokesperson, the terrorist drove up to the Shilat Junction, exited his vehicle, then opened car doors, attempting to attack those inside.
“At 20:40 a report was received at MDA's Ayalon Regional 101 Emergency Dispatch Center regarding a suspected terrorist who exited his vehicle at a traffic light on Route 443 at Modi'in West Junction, opened the doors of two cars, and during the struggle lightly injured a 39-year-old male and a 23-year-old male, lightly injuring them on their hands while simultaneously spraying pepper spray on other passing vehicles."
"Two of the vehicles continued driving to the gas station at the Shilat Junction while another remained at Modi'in West Junction. MDA EMTs and Paramedics treated a total of eight very mildly injured victims, two of which were male victims with superficial cuts and 5 due to the pepper spray. In addition, the man who neutralized the attacker was treated for mild injuries to his face."
Earlier Thursday evening, an IDF soldier was lightly injured after being run down by a Palestinian Arab driver in the town of Huwara in Samaria.
Israeli security personnel opened fire on the driver, amid fears the incident was a terrorist attack.