Palestinian driver slams into Israeli policeman in suspected attack

A speeding Palestinian motorist slammed into a policeman manning a checkpoint over the weekend, wounding him in the legs. Is this another case of Palestinian car terror?

By: Aryeh Savir, World Israel News

An Israeli policeman was wounded on Saturday night in what the authorities suspect could be a terror attack.

A squad of policemen at a security checkpoint in the Hebron area called on a Palestinian driver exiting the city to halt for inspection. Rather than slowing down, the driver accelerated and hit one of the officers, wounding him in the legs.

The driver fled the scene towards the Arab village of Yatta. The victim was taken for treatment at Soroka hospital in Beersheba. He has since been released.

Police and the IDF have found the vehicle, arrested two suspects and have launched an investigation into the incident.

Palestinian terrorists have committed several fatal vehicular terror attacks against Israelis over the past year. The latest occurred on April 16, when an Arab rammed his car into two Israelis sitting at a bus stop, killing Shalom Cherki, 25, and critically wounding Shira Klein, 20.