Wounded border police officer describes attempt to avoid ramming attack

On Monday morning, a border police officer and an IDF officer were seriously wounded in a ramming attack in the West Bank.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
March 5, 2019 08:45
Israeli forces stand at the scene of a car ramming in the West Bank that injured two soldiers, March

Israeli forces stand at the scene of a car ramming in the West Bank that injured two soldiers, March 4, 2019. (photo credit: REUTERS/MOHAMAD TOROKMAN)

 
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A border police officer who was lightly wounded in Monday's ramming attack described his attempt to avoid the disaster on Tuesday.

"The moment I spotted the vehicle I jumped to the right, tried to avoid it, and yet the vehicle managed to hit my leg," the officer recalled. "We opened fire at the vehicle and neutralized two of the terrorists and stopped and injured the third."

On Monday morning, a border police officer and an IDF officer were seriously wounded in a ramming attack in the West Bank.

Israeli officers shot and killed two of the assailants and injured and arrested the third.

“This morning, the IDF soldiers acted swiftly and killed the terrorists who threatened to run them over,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said after the attack. “We send our best to the wounded officer for quick recovery and we will do everything to speed up the demolition of these murderers’ houses, like the murderer of Ori Ansbacher,” he said, referring to the 19-year-old woman who was raped and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist outside Jerusalem last month.

Anna Ahronheim contributed to this report.

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