Palestinian Attempts to Ram Into Israeli Cops Near Jerusalem

The driver manages to escape, but police arrest four additional suspects; no casualties reported in the incident

Yaniv Kubovich
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The suspected vehicle at the checkpoint, on Friday.
The suspected vehicle at the checkpoint, on Friday.Credit: Police Spokesperson's Unit
Yaniv Kubovich
Yaniv Kubovich

A Palestinian driver attempted to ram into Border Police officers as he raced through Hizme checkpoint near Jerusalem, police said on Friday.

The officers shot at the Palestinian's car and arrested four additional suspects. The driver, however, managed to escape, the police said in a statement. No casualties were reported in the incident.

The Palestinian drove from the West Bank to the check point where officers told him to stop. He then tried to barrel through the checkpoint and run over the officers who raised spikes to prevent him from going through.

The Palestinian began to drive backwards where the officers were standing, prompting them to open fire.

The incident comes three days after a Palestinian man tried to stab a soldier near Nablus in the West Bank and was subsequently shot.

The man ran towards soldiers standing outside the Shomron Regional Brigade military base, armed with a knife and waving his hand in the air, as also seen in a security video of the incident. No soldiers were harmed in the incident.

Tensions have been high amid a spate of deadly Palestinian terror attacks on Israelis on both sides of the Green Line over the past two months, and clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

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