by: Ilse Strauss
Thursday, 14 October 2021 | An Israeli border police officer suffered serious injuries in a terror attack late last night when a Palestinian terrorist slammed his car into the soldier.
The attack happened while troops were working overnight near the Qalandiya checkpoint north of Jerusalem to remove illegally erected structures in the area. Shortly after midnight, the terrorist drove a vehicle at high speed toward the Israeli forces and struck the officer.
The 20-year-old soldier suffered injuries to his head and abdomen, and was taken to Sha’are Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem in moderate condition. According to the hospital, his condition deteriorated overnight to serious but stable.
Following the attack, border police troops opened fire at the vehicle, causing the terrorist, a 22-year-old from a nearby village, to hit a wall. He reportedly sustained a moderate head wound and is receiving treatment at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem.
“This attack is another reminder of the threats that exist in every operational activity and in every area of land in which we operate,” the Jerusalem Post quotes Israel Police Jerusalem District Commander Doron Turjeman as saying.
“Our operational alertness and quick and determined response is the key to neutralizing any threat immediately and preventing harm to human life. In this case as well, the quick response and operational deployment of the operatives in the field prevented injury to additional operatives and led to a speedy end to the incident and the neutralization of the terrorist.”
Last night’s car ramming comes amid a marked uptick in violence and similar lone-wolf attacks across Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria. Last month, Israeli security also thwarted a plot by Hamas terrorists to carry out large-scale terror attacks in Judea and Samaria.
Posted on October 14, 2021
Source: (Bridges for Peace, October 14, 2021)
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