5 Soldiers Wounded in North Jerusalem Ramming Attack, Terrorist Apprehended

Your enemies rage, Your foes assert themselves (Pslams 83:3)

The Israel Defense Forces announced on Sunday morning the arrest of a suspect in a vehicular assault that took place Saturday night at the Hizme checkpoint northeast of Jerusalem in Judea and Samaria. Five soldiers were wounded in the attack, three moderately and two lightly. The IDF is treating the incident as a terrorist attack.

The suspect was arrested in the West Bank town of Hizme together with his father after a brief manhunt, according to the IDF.

The man is accused of intentionally ramming his car into a group of IDF soldiers standing on the side of the road at the busy checkpoint, through which all residents of Samaria must pass before entering Jerusalem.

Emergency rescue services evacuated the wounded to Jerusalem hospitals Sha’are Zedek Medical Center and Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus.

Earlier this year, BIN reported on a ramming attack that took place outside of Ramallah.