Suspected ramming attack targets Border Police near Jenin

The attack comes just hours after a stabbing attack injured two police officers in Jerusalem's Old City.

 Car used in suspected ramming attack in Silat al-Harithiya. (photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)
Car used in suspected ramming attack in Silat al-Harithiya.
(photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)

A suspected ramming attack on Monday evening targeted Border Police and IDF soldiers operating in Silat al-Harithiya, a Palestinian village near Jenin, lightly injuring two Border Police officers.

The officers were transferred for treatment at a base and an armored vehicle was damaged.

The suspect in the ramming has been arrested and is being questioned by security forces.

Palestinian media reported on Monday night that in the same village, Israeli security forces had begun demolishing the home of Ghaith Jaradat, one of the terrorists who killed Yehuda Dimentman last December.

In February, a soldier was moderately wounded and a Palestinian teenager was killed during clashes that broke out near Jenin during the demolition of the home of one of the other terrorists who killed Dimentman.

The attack comes just hours after a stabbing attack injured two police officers in Jerusalem's Old City.

 Illustrative image of Border Police officers (credit: ISRAEL POLICE) Illustrative image of Border Police officers (credit: ISRAEL POLICE)

Earlier in the evening an observation lookout point at an IDF outpost in the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar was set on fire, KAN reported.

Jewish residents are suspected of carrying out the attack but no one has been arrested as of yet.