IDF Soldier Killed in Car-Ramming Attack

IDF Soldier Killed in Car-Ramming Attack

Credit:(Photo: Magen David Adom)

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…

Tags: Terrorism

More From Stand For Israel

Doctor Janusz Korczak and children

Stand For Israel

The Doctor and His Children

A pediatrician and a children's author, Janusz Korczak also ran a Polish home for Jewish children, and stayed with these youngsters all the way to Treblinka extermination camp.

Farmers cross stream near Kfar Vitkin in the Holy Land, 1939

Stand For Israel

Photo Friday: A Good Land

A photo from 1939 in the Holy Land shows farmers working the good land which God gave them.

Benny Gantz looks at COVID research at Israel's Institute for Biological Research

Stand For Israel

Israeli COVID Vaccine to Begin Human Testing This Fall

A shot for the ongoing COVID-19 virus is being developed by Israel, with human testing set to begin in mid-October.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay informed about issues affecting Israel, the Jewish people, Jewish-Christian relations, receive daily devotionals, and more.