IDF soldier injured by car in Huwara, incident being probed


IDF soldier injured by car in Huwara, incident being probed


The military did not immediately classify the event as a car-ramming attack.

An Israel Defense Forces soldier was lightly injured on Monday night when a car struck him in Palestinian-controlled Huwara, located near Nablus in Samaria.

The driver of the vehicle reportedly fled the scene.

The military did not immediately classify the incident as a car-ramming attack, saying only that it was investigating the incident.

The victim was evacuated to the Rabin Medical Center’s Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva in stable condition.

On May 21, an Israeli soldier was moderately injured in a car-ramming attack in Huwara, a hotbed of Palestinian terrorism.

The IDF recently upgraded the road infrastructure in the village to increase security for Israelis driving on Route 60.

This followed a series of Palestinian terrorist attacks taking advantage of the congestion that slows down vehicles entering the area, including the murder of brothers Hallel Yaniv, 21, and Yagel Yaniv, 19—Israelis shot by a Palestinian terrorist as they sat in traffic on Feb. 26.

Dual Israeli-U.S. citizen David Stern, 41, narrowly survived a shooting on March 19 while he was driving through Huwara with his wife on their way to Jerusalem.

In response, the number of lanes on Route 60 at Einabus Square in Huwara was doubled, from two to four. The IDF also removed a traffic circle at Yitzhar Junction that had been built as a traffic safety measure. Both projects are aimed at increasing speeds through the terror-stronghold village until the completion of a bypass road.

Also, a large number of IDF personnel have been deployed to the area and 13 new defensive positions were built to discourage attacks and to reduce response times in the event they take place.

The IDF’s Samaria Brigade has also bolstered security inspections, including the deployment of additional checkpoint barriers.


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