IDF forces catch suspect in ramming attack

As a result of the ramming, three IDF soldiers were moderately injured and two others were lightly injured. They were all transferred to hospital for treatment.

July 7, 2019 10:30
IDF forces search for the suspect in a ramming attack on June 7, 2019

IDF forces search for the suspect in a ramming attack on June 7, 2019. (photo credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)


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IDF and Shin Bet (Israel Security Service) forces arrested a suspect on Sunday morning in the reported ramming attack that occurred on Saturday night, according to an IDF spokesperson.

From a preliminary investigation, the incident appears to be a terrorist ramming attack, during which the terrorist identified IDF forces who were conducting an operation and ran into them.

IDF forces conduct searches for suspect in ramming attack on June 7, 2019
As a result of the ramming, three IDF soldiers were moderately injured and two other soldiers were lightly injured. They all were transferred for treatment to a hospital; one has since been released.

The terrorist and his father were caught during searches of checkpoints and the general area, following intelligence operations by the Shin Bet. The two were taken for questioning by security forces, according to the IDF.

"I congratulate and strengthen the IDF and the security forces that captured the terrorist who committed the terrorist attack yesterday," Blue and White leader Benny Gantz tweeted on Sunday morning. "I wish a full recovery to the five wounded soldiers."

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