Photo Credit: IDF
Vehicle used in terror ramming attack

Three Israeli soldiers were injured Monday at midday in a terrorist ramming attack in Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem.

The attack occurred shortly after 12 noon on Highway 60 near the Judean town of El Aroub in Judea, a hotbed of Palestinian Authority Arab terrorism.

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The soldiers were carrying out engineering work on the road when the terrorist drove his vehicle straight into them, and then fled the scene.

The terrorist was quickly shot and killed by other Israeli security forces in the area. Unconfirmed reports said he has been identified as Ramzi Adnan Daoud Abu Yabas, of Deheishe, according to local sources.

Israeli Magen David Adom emergency medical responders and United Hatzalah volunteer medics treated the soldiers at the scene and then evacuated them for care to Jerusalem.

“Together with IDF medical teams I treated one patient who was in moderate condition and two others in light to moderate conditions,” said United Hatzalah volunteer medic Ashi Glazer, one of the first responders on the scene. “The driver of the car was shot after ramming the pedestrians and his death was pronounced at the scene.”

Two of the soldiers were taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, where they are listed in good condition. The third soldier was taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center, where he is listed in fair condition.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.