Three Border Police Officers Wounded in West Bank Car-ramming Attack

One suffers severe wounds, two others lightly wounded; suspect turns himself in after fleeing the scene; earlier, a knife-wielding Palestinian was shot dead nearby.

AFP

Three Border Police officers were wounded in a car-ramming attack on Sunday in the Hebron area, north of the settlement of Kiryat Arba.

Soldiers opened fire at the car, but the driver fled the scene. Hours later he turned himself in to the police claiming it was an accident. He was arrested and transferred to Shin Bet custody for interrogation.

"When we arrived at the scene we saw three young people they were laying near a traffic circle," a MDA paramedic said, adding that the three were conscious.

The three, two men and a woman in their 20s, were given preliminary medical care on the scene. One of the police officers suffered severe wounds to his head and limbs, and was was taken to Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Karem for further treatment. The other two, who were lightly wounded, were evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem.

A video of the scene of the attack:

#فيديو | إصابة 3 من جنود الاحتلال جراء عملية دهس على مفترق بيت عينون شمال شرق #الخليل، وفرار المنفذ قبل قليل.

Posted by ‎شبكة قدس الإخبارية‎ on Sunday, November 1, 2015

The incident took place near the Palestinian village of Beit Anun, where a knife-wielding Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces earlier on Sunday after he tried to stab a soldier.

A Palestinian man attempted to stab an Israel Defense Forces soldier Sunday during clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians near Beit Anun, north of Hebron in the West Bank. A Border Police officer shot and killed the assailant. None of the soldiers from the Kfir Brigade were wounded.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said Sunday evening that the man shot dead earlier near Hebron was Fadi Hassan al-Froukh, 27, a resident of Sair, northwest of Hebron. The Palestinian ministry claims he was shot at close range and that the policemen prevented from medical teams to treat him. The ministry denied he was trying to commit a stabbing attack.

A Palestinian was shot dead on Saturday after allegedly attempting to stab Israeli security personnel in a West Bank checkpoint. According to the Israeli military, the Palestinian was shot after charging security guards at the Jalama (Gilboa) Crossing with a knife.