Two Israeli Soldiers Wounded in Suspected West Bank Car-ramming Attack

Soldiers treated at the scene and the driver was taken to a nearby hospital.

The scene of a car-ramming attack near the West Bank settlement of Neve Daniel, July 6, 2016.
Israel Police spokesperson

Two Israeli soldiers were lightly wounded after a Palestinian car collided with a military vehicle near the West Bank settlement of Neve Daniel in a suspected car-ramming attack.

The soldiers received medical treatment at the scene and the offending driver was taken to a nearby hospital. An initial investigation conducted by the IDF suggests that the event was most likely politically motivated.

According to the details of the investigation, the soldiers were on a routine drive near Neve Daniel when a driver in another vehicle swerved in their direction and then swerved again toward the guard rail on the side of the road. The soldiers, who supposed that the driver had lost control of the vehicle, turned around, intending to help the driver.

The swerving vehicle then also turned, said the IDF, and rammed the soldier's vehicle at high speed. The driver was seriously wounded while the soldiers were lightly injured. The IDF said the incident was being treated as an intentional attack.