Senior IDF Officers Hurt in Vehicular Terror Attack

The last few days have seen an escalation in Palestinian stabbing and ramming attacks against Israelis

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Two senior IDF officers, a colonel and a lieutenant-colonel, and two enlisted soldiers were wounded on Tuesday morning when a Palestinian Arab terrorist rammed his vehicle into the Tapuah Junction in Samaria.

The officers had been surveying the area as part of an effort to reduce Palestinian stabbing and vehicular attacks on Israelis.

One of the Israelis was listed in moderate condition, while the others suffered light injuries.

The assailant was shot and wounded by other soldiers stationed nearby. He received immediate medical attention and will be taken in for questioning.

The attack comes a day after two Palestinian girls aged 14 and 16 went on a stabbing rampage at Jerusalem’s open air Mahane Yehudah market.

The girls, relatives of Palestinians killed in violent clashes with the IDF years ago, used scissors to stab four people, including a 70-year-old Arab man they mistook for a Jew.

A police officer who witnessed the attack shot both girls, killing one and moderately wounding the second.

Also on Monday, a knife-wielding Palestinian terrorist attacked an off-duty 18-year-old IDF soldier who stopped for gas on the 443 highway north of Jerusalem. The attacker was shot and killed by other soldiers responding to the scene.

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