Two Border police hit by Palestinian motorcyclists near Jenin in possible attack

Site of incident was near to where multiple attacks during the last wave of violence were staged.

January 3, 2017 19:11
Attempted terror attack at Gilboa crossing, near Afula - Oct. 31, 2015

Attempted terror attack at Gilboa crossing, near Afula - Oct. 31, 2015. (photo credit: DEFENSE MINISTRY)

Two border police officers and two Palestinians were wounded when a motorcycle carrying the Palestinians hit the officers on Tuesday.

According to a police report four motorcycles were approaching a checkpoint manned by the Border Police. The police signaled the vehicles to stop, however, three motorcycles allegedly broke through and one of the motorcycles, carrying two passengers, hit two border police.

It is still unclear as to whether the four riders had planned on ramming the checkpoint, however the two injured Palestinians have been detained and police are investigated the possibility of a ramming attack. The other individuals involved were not caught.

The officers - a man and a woman both around 20-years-old - were lightly to moderately wounded in the incident, while the two Palestinians on the motorcycle that collided with the police officers are in moderate to serious condition.

An MDA helicopter evacuated the wounded officers to the Haemek Medical Center in Afula and the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa. The two Palestinians, also in their 20s, were evacuated to the Haemek Medical center.

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