3 Border Police officers wounded in terror attack south of Jerusalem

Three Border Police officers were lightly wounded in a vehicular attack outside the Arab town of Beit Ummar, northwest of Hevron, on Sunday afternoon.

The wounded police officers, all in their 30s, were injured in their lower bodies, and they were taken to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center after being treated at the scene by Magen David Adom.

The terrorist, 23-year-old Khaled Ikhalil from Beit Ummar, was shot and eliminated by other Border Police officers present.

Shortly beforehand, a 5-year-old boy was lightly wounded from window fragments from a stone-throwing attack by Arab terrorists at a T-intersection nearby Maale Amos, also in Gush Etzion.

The wounded child was taken to Hadassah Medical Center in the capital. The stone-throwing took place outside the Arab town of Tekoa.


The vehicular attack took place nearby the scene of a shooting attack that took place on Saturday evening on Highway 60. Nobody was injured in that attack.

This is the fifth terrorist attack in Judea and Samaria since Friday evening.