4 Israeli soldiers wounded in Palestinian terror attacks in Kiryat Arba

The Israel Defense Forces logo. Credit: IDF.

(JNS.org) Three armed Palestinian terrorists on Monday attempted to run over and shoot Israelis who were waiting at a hitchhiking stop in Kiryat Arba near Hebron. In two attacks, a combined four Israel Defense Forces soldiers were lightly wounded and all three terrorists were shot dead.

In the first vehicular attack, two armed terrorists drove to a stop at Kiryat Arba, made a U-turn, and suddenly stopped. The terrorists exited the vehicle and opened fire at Israelis waiting at the stop, but IDF soldiers guarding the area shot dead the attackers.

Thirty minutes later, another Palestinian rammed his car into a bus traveling from Bnei Naim. IDF soldiers shot the terrorist dead before he was able to exit the vehicle. 

The first two gunmen in Monday’s attacks were residents of Hebron, and the third was a resident of Bnei Naim. Security sources said there was no connection between the two attacks.

Posted on March 14, 2016 .