Three Israeli police wounded in ramming attack in Samaria


(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Three Israeli border policemen suffered minor injuries Sunday after a terrorist attempted to run them over on a road leading to the Palestinian village of Beit Ummar, near Hebron in Samaria.

The Palestinian village of Beit Ummar near where three Israeli border police were attacked on Sunday. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. 

The troops opened fire at the vehicle killing the terrorist, later identified as a 23-year-old resident of Beit Ummar.

According to available details, the troops were on routine patrol around 5 p.m. when a car traveling on the road suddenly sped up and hit them. They were mostly able to jump out of the way, escaping more serious injuries, and were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and released within a few hours.

Meanwhile, earlier Sunday, a 5-year-old Israeli boy was lightly injured after his family's car was stoned while traveling on a Gush Etzion road.

The boy's father, who was driving, was unharmed and rushed the child to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem for treatment.

Posted on October 31, 2016 .