Friday, May 11, 2018

11-May-18: An Arab-on-Israel vehicle ramming this afternoon

Just as the Sabbath siren is being heard here in Jerusalem, we are learning of another Arab-on-Israeli vehicle ramming attack that happened late this afternoon.

A soldier aged about 20, as yet unnamed, is lightly injured, says Times of Israel quoting a Samaria Regional Council spokesperson, when he was struck near the Israeli community of Shavei Shomron just before 6 this afternoon. The young man was treated by Magen David Adom ambulance personnel at the scene and then taken to hospital for further treatment.

The IDF's investigations support the idea that this was a terror attack, and the driver who fled the scene with his vehicle is now the subject of a manhunt.

We are also hearing of a second suspected vehicle ramming attack that happened around 6:35 pm in the Har Hevron vicinity. More details after the Sabbath.

UPDATE Saturday night, May 12, 2018: This is what the Chinese newsagency Xinhua knows:
A car hit a soldier at the Ganot Interchange adjacent to Shavei Shomron, west of Nablus. The driver fled the scene, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement. "Forces are searching for it," said the IDF. A second ramming attack took place near Hebron, where a driver attempted but failed to hit a soldier at a checkpoint, and the driver was arrested, Israeli media reported.
Still hoping to have more details to share.

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