Second car ramming attack thwarted

For the second time in two hours, IDF troops on Friday afternoon foiled an attempted Palestinian Arab terrorist attack.

A terrorist tried to run over IDF soldiers at the entrance to the village of Ofra, in the Binyamin region. The soldiers were able to avoid the vehicle and opened fire at the terrorist, killing him.

In a search of the vehicle after the terrorist was neutralized, a large knife was found, and it is believed the terrorist planned to carry out a bigger attack. There were no Israeli casualties in the incident.

The attack near Ofra came amid rioting in the nearby village of Silwad and two hours after another ramming attack north of Jerusalem.