4 soldiers hurt in apparent West Bank car-ramming attack

4 soldiers hurt in apparent West Bank car-ramming attack

Attacker flees scene near settlement of Beit Aryeh after hitting group of soldiers; abandoned car recovered

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Four Israeli soldiers were injured in a suspected car-ramming attack in the West Bank on Thursday afternoon.

A man in his 20s suffered serious wounds, while three other people were lightly to moderately wounded.

The suspected vehicular attack took place near the settlement of Beit Aryeh, just over the Green Line from Israel’s urban center outside Tel Aviv in an area that has seen little of the violence that has rocked the country over the last several months.

The attacker fled the scene in a black Isuzu, according to initial reports. Security forces were searching the area for the driver.

They later found the car abandoned in the nearby village of Rantis. They recovered an IDF-issued weapon inside the car, the army said.

On Wednesday, two Israelis were shot in their car outside the West Bank settlement of Avnei Hefetz. One was seriously wounded and his wife sustained light injuries.

Earlier Wednesday, two Israelis were stabbed in the West Bank city of Hebron, sustaining moderate and light injuries respectively. One of the injured was a soldier, the other, a civilian, was identified as the son of ex-Jewish Home MK Orit Strock.

Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

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