Vehicular Terror Attack in Gush Etzion [UPDATED 14:05 IL]

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breaking13:35 IL: Preliminary reports from Alon Shvut Junction in Gush Etzion signal another vehicular terror attack at that location. First reports from the scene indicate one person is in serious condition and others in less serious condition. More to follow.

13:40: The location of the vehicular attack is the same location from which the three kedoshim HY”D were abducted from last year, near Yishuv Alon Shvut.

Three youths are wounded in this attack, at least one seriously. The vehicle driven by the terrorist fled the scene.

13:46: IDF soldiers have shot and wounded a terrorist who was hurling stones at visitors to Kever Rochel in PA (Palestinian Authority) occupied Bet Lechem.

13:53: The seriously injured victim has been transported to the trauma center of Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in the capital.

13:54: At least two IDF soldiers were manning the stop where the attack occurred to protect hitchhikers. It is not known at this time if they opened fire at the fleeing vehicle.

13:58: An Arab motorist is in custody, the man authorities believe perpetrated the vehicular attack a short time ago.

14:05: The suspected terrorist taken into custody lives in a PA-occupied area of Hebron. He is being questioned by ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) agents.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


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