17:51 Highway 60 has been reopened after soldiers concluded that the terrorist was not carrying a suicide belt.
16:32: Soldiers are checking to determine if the terrorist is wearing a suicide belt.
A Palestinian Authority Arab terrorist attacked IDF soldiers using a vehicle on Thursday traveling along Highway 60 near the Jewish community of Shilo.
Two of the soldiers are in critical condition and suffered head injuries. At least one is hanging on to his life after being flown by helicopter to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem. The other critically wounded soldier was rushed to the hospital by ambulance.
The third soldier was lightly injured, is in good condition and is being treated at Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikvah, next to Tel Aviv.
The terrorist was shot, and he lost control of his car in which he was trapped when it overturned. He is in critical condition.
The first report of the attack was received at 15:11 (7:11 EDT). Magen David Adom and IDF medics treated the victims at the scene before they were evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem.
A helicopter was called to the scene, and the highway is closed until the IDF is certain that the terrorist is not wearing a suicide belt.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stated after the attack:
I find it strange that those who hastened to condemn terrorism against Palestinians are silent when terrorism is directed against Jews.
Location of Thursday’s hit-and-run terrorist attack.