September 19, 2019

2 Israelis Injured in West Bank Car Ramming

A body is carried at the scene of what Israeli military said is a car-ramming attack near the settlement of Elazar in the Israeli-occupied West Bank August 16, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

(JTA) — Two Israelis were injured, one seriously, when they were hit by a car while standing at a West Bank bus stop.

The Israeli military called the incident in the Elazar settlement a terror attack, according to The Times of Israel.

Israeli media reports identified the victim, a male and a female, as being between the ages of 17 and 20. The male sustained life-threatening injuries and the female victim had moderate injuries, according to Magen David Adom. Both are being treated in the hospital.

Police shot dead the car’s driver as he exited his rolled-over vehicle, according to The Times of Israel. A subsequent report said he was later identified as Alaa Harimi, 26, of Bethlehem, who was driving a stolen car.

Earlier this month, a 19-year-old yeshiva student, Dvir Sorek, was found stabbed to death in the same settlement bloc.  Two Palestinian men were later arrested as suspects.