IDF soldiers shoot terrorist attempting to ram them

A Palestinian with Israeli citizenship was shot and wounded at a border crossing after trying to ram his car into IDF soldiers.

By Aryeh Savir, TPS

IDF forces on Monday shot and wounded an Arab suspected of attempting to hit them with his car.

IDF troops manning the Einav Crossing at the entrance to the Palestinian Authority (PA) city of Tul Karem shot the suspect, a man with Israeli citizenship, after he apparently tried to ram into them.

Wounded in the chest, he was evacuated by the Palestinian Red Crescent and later transferred to an Israeli hospital.

The IDF stated that the incident was under investigation.

In related news, Israeli forces carried out counterterrorism operations throughout Judea and Samaria, arresting eight  operatives suspected of involvement in terrorist activities and violent disturbances against civilians and security forces. The suspects were taken for questioning.

Since October 2015, there have been 75 vehicular (ramming) attacks against IDF forces and Israeli civilians, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports.

The IDF website lists car ramming in Judea and Samaria as a “lethal threat” the country must guard against.

The terror tactic has spread around the globe, including in the U.K. and the U.S. In October 31, 2017, Sayfullo Saipov murdered eight people on a New York City bike path and injured many more by driving a truck into them. He shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he stepped out of the vehicle.