Four Israelis ages 16-25 were injured Thursday when a car drove into a bus stop outside the Jewish community of Alon Shvut in Judea and Samaria. A Palestinian suspect from Chevron was arrested in connection with the attack, according to reports.
Israel Radio reported that one person was seriously injured, one was moderately injured, and two were lightly wounded. Moshe Savil, deputy head of the Gush Etzion Regional Council, urged security forces “to return the sense of security to the Gush, increase security, and limit the entrance of Palestinians to crowded places,” according to Yedioth Ahronoth.
On Wednesday, Israeli investigators named a suspect in a different car-ramming attack on April 25 in the A-Tur neighborhood of Jerusalem. Three Israeli police officers were wounded in that attack. According to the Shin Bet security agency, evidence gathered at the scene of the crime and throughout the investigation pointed to Majdi Mahmed Salah, 31, a resident of the Shuafat refugee camp who holds Israeli citizenship. The Shin Bet said Salah, who turned himself in to the police, had nationalistic motives for the terror attack.
Also in April, an Arab man drove into a bus stop in Jerusalem’s French Hill junction, killing 26-year-old Jewish man Shalom Yohai Sherki.