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Israeli injured in car-ramming attack in Judea

The victim had responded to reports of rock-throwing on a road near the Jewish community of Asael.

First responders at the scene of a car-ramming attack near Asael in the South Hebron Hills of Judea, July 3, 2024. Credit: Courtesy of United Hatzalah Judea and Samaria.
First responders at the scene of a car-ramming attack near Asael in the South Hebron Hills of Judea, July 3, 2024. Credit: Courtesy of United Hatzalah Judea and Samaria.

An Israeli man sustained light injuries in a terrorist vehicular assault near Asael in the South Hebron Hills of Judea on Wednesday night, authorities said.

“A report was received of a suspected vehicular attack involving an Israeli who was slightly injured, near the town of Asael. Two suspects fled the scene in a Palestinian vehicle towards the nearby [Arab] village of as-Samu,” the Israel Police confirmed in a statement.

The Hatzalah Judea and Samaria rescue group said the victim had responded to reports of rock-throwing on a road near the Jewish community of Asael. When he arrived at the scene, a Palestinian van tried to run him over, causing a minor leg injury.

Following a manhunt, security forces “managed to track down the suspects and arrested one of them. The identity of the other suspect is known, and scans are being conducted to locate him,” police said.

Earlier on Wednesday, one Israel Defense Forces soldier was killed and another seriously wounded in a terrorist stabbing attack in a shopping center in the northern city of Karmiel.

On Tuesday, an Israeli civilian was moderately hurt when Palestinian terrorists fired on the Mitzpe Yosef outpost on Mount Gerizim near Nablus (Shechem) in northern Samaria.

Judea and Samaria saw a dramatic rise in Palestinian terrorist attacks in 2023 compared to the previous year, with shootings reaching their highest level since the Second Intifada of 2000-05, per IDF data.

Between Oct. 7 and Jan. 15 alone, Hatzalah Judea and Samaria recorded more than 2,600 terrorist attacks against Israelis in the area, including 760 cases of rock-throwing, 551 fire bombings, 12 attempted or successful stabbings and nine car-rammings.

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