3rd INTIFADA? In a second vehicular jihad attack yesterday, three Israeli soldiers were injured when a Muslim van rammed into them near Jerusalem

One soldier was in serious condition and two suffered moderate injuries. The soldiers were evacuated to hospitals in Jerusalem for treatment, and a hospital official said the injuries were not life-threatening.


Times of Israel  In a graphic video posted online which appeared to show the incident, the three soldiers are clearly visible on the side of the road as traffic passed. The white van approached from the left-hand side and, without slowing, plowed into the soldiers and drove off.

The attack came hours after an East Jerusalem man drove his van into a group of pedestrians in the capital, killing a Border Police officer and injuring 11 other people, one of them critically. Shortly after the attack, Hamas lauded the attack on the soldiers.

JPost  The IDF raided the home of the man who they believe is responsible for the vehicular terror attack which wounded three soldiers, the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency reported. According to the report, Israeli intelligence suspect that Hammam Masalma, from the southern West Bank town of Beit Awwa was behind Wednesday night’s attack. 

During the raid of Masalma’s home in Beit Awwa early Thursday morning, Israeli forces arrested four of his relatives, however the suspect himself was not at home and remains at large, Ma’an reported. A Palestinian from the Hebron region was arrested for suspected involvement in the attack after he turned himself in to security forces. The man is being interrogated, as an alleged accomplice.