(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Two Israeli Border Police officers were lightly wounded on Wednesday when an Arab terrorist rammed his vehicle into them in Jerusalem’s A-Tur neighborhood.
The attacker was shot dead by another border policeman at the scene. Palestinian sources identified the dead terrorist as 41-year-old Amran Abu Dhaim, a resident of Jerusalem’s Jabel Mukaber neighborhood. The wounded Border Police officers were transported to a hospital for medical treatment.
Jerusalem District Police Commander Maj. Gen. Moshe Edri said the border policeman who neutralized the terrorist “did what was expected” of him by preventing further casualties. Following the attack, unrest broke out in the A-Tur neighborhood. Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat arrived at the scene of the attack to be briefed on the details of what happened.
The incident is the latest in a string of Arab car-ramming attacks against Israelis. Last week, 22-year-old Palestinian man Muhammed Arfaaya of Hebron injured four Israelis ages 16-25 when he intentionally drove into a bus stop outside the Jewish community of Alon Shvut in Judea and Samaria. He confessed that he wanted to hurt Jews. Israeli Arab man Majdi Mahmed Salah is suspected of carrying out an April 25 car-ramming terror attack that wounded three Israeli police officers in A-Tur. Also in April, Arab man Khaled Koutineh deliberately drove into a bus stop in Jerusalem’s French Hill junction, killing 26-year-old Jewish man Shalom Yohai Sherki.