Earlier this week, Israeli authorities warned of an expected uptick in terrorism as Passover approaches. Today, that warning tragically became a reality. The Times of Israel's Judah Ari Gross reports that a 20-year-old IDF soldier was killed, while another was wounded, when a Palestinian terrorist rammed them with a car:
An Israeli soldier was killed and another lightly wounded in an car-ramming attack in the central West Bank on Thursday morning, officials said.
The Palestinian driver of the car was captured by the Israel Defense Forces, an army spokesperson said.
The victim was named as Sgt. Elhai Teharlev, 20, from the settlement of Talmon. The other victim was also a soldier, also listed as in his 20s.
The two victims were standing on the sidewalk near a bus stop when the silver Audi struck them at the Ofra junction on the Route 60 highway, northeast of Ramallah, according to the Magen David Adom ambulance service.
One was reportedly critically wounded when the car struck him. He received medical treatment, but was pronounced dead on the scene, MDA said.
The second was lightly hurt with injuries to his legs. He was taken to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus, a hospital spokesperson said...
In a statement, a spokesperson for the Hamas terror group said the incident proved a spate of stabbing and car-rammings that appeared to wane in the past year was ongoing...