Friday, September 16, 2016

16-Sep-16: Vehicle ramming attack on Israelis near Kiryat Arba

At the scene this afternoon [Image Source]
Via Israel National News today:
Two terrorists, a male and female, tried this afternoon, Friday, to commit a terror attack by running people over with their car at the Elias Junction near Kiryat Arba. The two terrorists were shot by IDF forces, while no victims were injured.
A similar attack occurred at the same location on June 24, 2016.

Times of Israel says the IDF is still investigating today's vehicle ramming which occured at about 1:30 pm today, Friday. It quotes Magen David Adom ambulance personnel saying three Israeli teens were taken to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center to be treated for panic and light injuries. One of the two Arabs (the male) in the vehicle that did the ramming, a Mitsubishi pick-up, is said to be dead. The female is being treated by Israeli medical personnel for her injuries.

Ma'an News Agency, reliably communicating an Arab-specific viewpoint, devotes its headline to questioning the veracity of the report while focusing on the victimhood of the attackers: "Israeli forces shoot and kill Palestinian in Hebron after alleged car ramming attack". The Arabic-language version [here] refers to the "martyrdom" of both the male Arab and the female, though it's apparent that only one of them is dead.