A Palestinian Arab terrorist on Tuesday evening tried to ram security forces who stopped him for a routine inspection near the town of Ofra.
“During a joint operation by IDF soldiers and the Israel Police a short time ago, the forces stopped for inspection a Palestinian vehicle near the town of Ofra,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.
“The suspect tried to flee the scene while accelerating his vehicle in an attempt to run over the force, who in response opened fire at the vehicle. A police officer was injured in his leg and was taken to a hospital for medical treatment.”
“The vehicle was caught at a nearby checkpoint with the suspect in it, who was injured as a result of the security forces’ fire,” the IDF said, adding the incident is being investigated.
The police officer was evacuated by Magen David Adom teams to Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital in Jerusalem.
Overnight Sunday and early Monday morning, IDF, Shin Bet and Border Police forces conducted counterterrorism activities in a number of locations in Judea and Samaria, including the towns of Si'ir and Shuyukh Al 'arrub.
IDF soldiers operated in the Jalazone Camp and apprehended an individual suspected of terror activity.
During the activity, two suspects attempted to carry out a ramming attack against IDF soldiers. The soldiers responded with fire and neutralized the two suspects.
In the city of Shechem (Nablus), soldiers apprehended two wanted individuals suspected of terror involvement.
IDF soldiers apprehended four wanted individuals suspected of terror involvement in the towns of Ras Karkar and Safa, and in the city of Qalqilya.
In the town of Bayt Ula, soldiers apprehended five wanted individuals suspected of terror activity. Additionally, in the Jordan Valley, two additional wanted suspects were apprehended.
A total of 16 suspects were apprehended and were transferred to security forces for further processing.
No IDF injuries were reported.
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