Car attack near Gush Etzion, 5 soldiers wounded

An Arab launched a car attack against Israelis at Bayt Umar junction in southern Gush Etzion Friday, just after 12:30 pm.

Five IDF soldiers in their twenties have been injured in the attack; four are listed in light to moderate condition with wounds to the limbs, one is listed in light condition.

Magen David Adom (MDA) medics are at the scene treating the wounded, but are reportedly being attacked by rock-throwers at the scene.

The wounded have now been transported the injured to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center and Shaarei Tzedek Hospital for treatment.

Security forces eliminated the terrorist at the scene.

Violent clashes break out on scene of terrorist attack, causing difficulties for emergency units to treat the wounded.

Both sections of Route 60 near Bayt Umar (outgoing and incoming traffic) have been closed off until further notice.


Terrorist eliminated