IDF soldier lightly wounded in West Bank ramming attack; assailant shot

IDF medics evacuate the approximately 20-year-old victim to the Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Campus in Petah Tikva.

December 31, 2015 12:15

Scene of vehicular terror attack near Nablus

Scene of vehicular terror attack near Nablus


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A Palestinian terrorist lightly wounded an IDF soldier Thursday in a vehicular ramming attack targeting Israeli security forces on patrol near the West Bank city of Nablus.

IDF forces shot and killed the attacker at the scene at Habitot Junction, located between the Palestinian town of Huwara and the Israeli settlement of Tapuah.

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IDF medics evacuated the approximately 20-year-old victim to the Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Campus in Petah Tikva.

Security forces cordoned off traffic between Tapuah Junction and Yitzhar Junction in light of the incident.

The Huwara checkpoint has been a flashpoint site for attacks in recent months.

Most recently, on Saturday a Palestinian terrorist carried out a car-ramming attack on IDF troops manning a checkpoint near Hawara. The attacker was shot dead by soldiers. One soldier was lightly wounded in the leg in the attack.

Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report.

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