Suspect Arrested After Five Israeli Soldiers Wounded in Car Ramming at Jerusalem Checkpoint

Suspect and his father questioned after what the military says was a deliberate attack

Emergency responders at Hizma checkpoint, Jerusalem, July 6, 2019.

Security forces arrested a suspect overnight Saturday after five Israeli soldiers were wounded by a car at the Hizma checkpoint in northern Jerusalem in what the military says was a deliberate attack. 

Emergency services stated that two of the soldiers are in moderate condition and suffering from injuries to head and limbs. The three others are in light condition.

The military said it was assisted by the Shin Bet security agency in locating the suspect and his father, who have both been taken in for questioning.

Initial reports said the driver arrived at the checkpoint from the direction of the town of Hizma and returned to the West Bank after hitting the soldiers rather than continuing on into Jerusalem.