Four Soldiers Wounded in Car-ramming Attack at Beit Arye, West Bank

One soldier in critical condition, another three moderately and lightly wounded.

Security forces gather at the site of the car-ramming attack at Beit Arye in the West Bank on December 10, 2015.
Magen David Adom

Four soldiers were wounded in a car-ramming attack at the Beit Arye junction in the West Bank on Thursday afternoon.

One soldier was critically wounded and another three were moderately and lightly wounded. They were evacuated to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva.

Following the incident, the car escaped the scene, but was later found by the IDF and the police in the village of Al-Lubben, near the settlement of Beit Arye. 

Inside the vehicle, security forces found an M-16 rifle as well as a stun grenade. The police said that the rifle belongs to one of the soldiers involved in the incident.

Israeli forces imposed a partial closure on Al-Lubben following the attack and checkpoints have been deployed at the entrances to the village.

The soldiers wounded in the attack are members of a Home Front battalion that is part of the reinforcements to the West Bank due to the violence in recent weeks.

On Wednesday evening, a former member of the Jewish Underground and his wife were wounded in a shooting attack in the West Bank, only hours after two others were wounded in a stabbing attack in Hebron.