Palestinian car crashes into IDF outpost in West Bank, as Jerusalem security bolstered

Security forces investigating whether incident was an attempted terror attack or an accident; police increase presence in capital amid tensions over PA minister's death.

December 12, 2014 12:10
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Scene of Palestinian car crash into West Bank security barrier, December 12,2014. (photo credit: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT)


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A Palestinian driver crashed into a security barrier nearby where two IDF soldier were standing outside a military outpost in the West Bank near Nablus on Friday.

There were no initial reports of injured soldiers. The driver, however, was lightly hurt.

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The soldier apparently avoided harm as they were behind a cement barricade located in front of a bus stop.

It was yet unclear if the incident was an attempted terror attack, targeting the soldiers, or an accident.

Security forces were at the scene checking the circumstance of the event and questioning the Palestinian man.

Following a spate of terrorist attacks in which Arabs in vehicles have slammed into Israelis, the IDF planned to deploy protective barricades at 20 hitchhiking posts and bus stops in the West Bank.

Meanwhile, Jerusalem police said Friday they had increased their deployment in the city due to the concern of riots following the death of a Palestinian Authority minister.

Police said no limits had been placed on Muslim prayer at the Temple Mount on Friday.

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