Ramming attack attempted in east Jerusalem

The Jewish resident reportedly fired in the air and the vehicle fled the scene.

The Arab East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Ras al-Amud is seen in front of the Dome of the Rock (photo credit: BAZ RATNER/REUTERS)
The Arab East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Ras al-Amud is seen in front of the Dome of the Rock
(photo credit: BAZ RATNER/REUTERS)
A Jewish resident of east Jerusalem told police that an Arab driver attempted to run him over Sunday night, according to Israel Police.
Micky Rosenfeld, police national spokesman to the foreign media, confirmed that the driver of the vehicle was indeed Arab and the target was a Jewish resident.
The resident reportedly fired in the air and the vehicle fled the scene.
Police found the vehicle and arrested the suspect; the investigation is ongoing.
This comes three weeks after 24-year-old Khaled al-Tourman carried out a ramming attack in central Jerusalem, wounding 12 IDF soldiers. One of the soldiers was evacuated to Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in critical condition.

Anna Ahronheim contributed to this report.