Israelis targeted in 3 terror attacks day after 2 killed in stabbing

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to An IDF soldier was lightly hurt Thursday in a vehicular ramming attack in the Binyamin region in Samaria. This was the third terrorist attack since Thursday morning, coming after two Israelis were killed in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem Wednesday afternoon.

The Israeli city of Ariel was the scene of a terror attack on Thursday. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The Palestinian terrorist, who tried to run over a group of Israeli soldiers at Adam Square, was killed. The soldier received emergency medical care at the scene of the attack.

Shortly before the ramming attack, at around 10 a.m., a terrorist tried to stab an IDF soldier with a screwdriver just outside the Judea Territorial Brigade base near Hebron. Soldiers shot and killed the terrorist before he could hurt his victim, averting disaster.

About an hour earlier, a Palestinian man from Samaria stabbed a security guard working at an industrial zone near the city of Ariel. The terrorist then also managed to stab an additional guard who shot him. Both guards, one of them a young mother, are 24 years old.

The incident began when the terrorist approached the entrance to the industrial compound, about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from Ariel. He presented the guards with his work permit and then pounced on one of the guards and stabbed him.

The investigation into the incident revealed that the second guard immediately realized what was happening and drew her weapon while pushing the terrorist out of the guards' booth. As she shot him, he managed to cut her with his knife. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Initially, both guards were classified as being in moderate to serious condition, but they have stabilized and are now in light to moderate condition. The female guard has been hailed as a hero for her resourcefulness and quick thinking.

Posted on December 24, 2015 .