Two soldiers were lightly to moderately hurt in a car-ramming attack, the IDF confirmed Friday morning.
The attack occurred shortly after 7 a.m. Friday morning at the Kfar Adumim Junction, north of the West Bank city of Ma’ale Adumim and east of Jerusalem.
The driver of the Palestinian-registered automobile plowed into the soldiers as they waited for a bus. The assailant was identified by police as 30-year-old Ramallah resident Fadi Hasib. He is the brother of the man who attempted to run over a group of Israelis at the same Kfar Adumim bus stop on Sunday.
“One of the Israelis was sent flying over the guard rail,” Ma’ale Adumim police chief Rafi Cohen said after the attack.
“A volunteer from Ma’ale Adumim, from their [police] search and rescue unit, who happened to be on the side of the road, saw what was happening. The volunteer — with professionalism, determination and speed — approached the attacker and ‘neutralized’ him,” Cohen added.
“The driver, dressed in a black suit, got out of the car. He ran towards the soldiers. I took out my pistol and ran in his direction. I saw that he was trying to get to one of the soldiers — I loaded my weapon and fired,” said the volunteer officer, whose identity has not been revealed by the police.
The wounded were in their early 20s, according to the Magen David Adom ambulance service’s spokesman, Zaki Heller.
“Next to the bus stop, two young men of approximately 20 years of age were lying on the ground, fully conscious. One of them had wounds to both his face and limbs. The other had wounds only to the limbs. We gave them treatment on the scene before sending them to hospitals,” said Amir Adri, the Magen David Adom paramedic who arrived on the scene.
The soldier who had wounds to his face and limbs was moderately hurt in the attack, and was evacuated by the MDA ambulance service to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center. The second was lightly wounded, and was taken to Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus.