As Stand for Israel reports in today's Daily Dispatch, Palestinians have called for a "Day of Rage" today. Sadly, this also has turned into a day of terror in the Holy Land. The Times of Israel's Judah Ari Gross reports on a developing story - a car-ramming attack in the West Bank that has killed two young IDF soldiers and left two more seriously injured:
A Palestinian driver hit four Israeli soldiers with his car Friday afternoon, killing two of them and seriously injuring the others, outside the Mevo Dotan settlement in the northern West Bank. One of the injured soldiers suffered severe head trauma and was fighting for his life.
The military confirmed that the incident was a terror attack. It said the troops were walking along the road on routine security activity when the driver intentionally ran them over.
The driver was injured and taken to hospital, where he will be questioned, the army said. He was identified as Ala Qabha, 26, of the village of Barta’a in the northern West Bank.
Haaretz reported that Qabha was released from Israeli prison in April of last year after completing a 17-month sentence, though there were no immediate details on his crime. According to Hadashot news he was incarcerated for security-related activities.
Hamas welcomed the attack, saying it “proves our people’s readiness to continue the Jerusalem intifada.” The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group also said it “commends” the attack and “calls for further attacks against the Zionist occupation. Palestinian groups had called for Friday to be a “day of rage...”