Two Israelis Injured in Car Ramming Attack in West Bank

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Photo Credit: Israel Ministry of Strategic Affairs / Two Israelis were injured when a terrorist drove a stolen car into a bus stop in the West Bank.

This Friday, two Israeli teenagers were struck by an assailant’s car and injured while waiting at a bus stop in the town of Elazar, 18km south of Jerusalem.

The two victims were identified as siblings Nahum and Noam Nevis. After the attack, 17-year-old Nahum was in a unresponsive state and in severe condition while his 19-year-old sister endured moderate injuries. The IDF has described the incident as a terror attack.

The siblings were immediately evacuated to hospitals in Jerusalem where Nahum was taken into surgery with a skull fracture and a brain injury. Noam was conscious but suffered from injuries to her arms and legs. 

The suspect has since been named as Ala’a Harimi from Bethlehem. Authorities reported that the vehicle used in the terror incident was most likely stolen considering it had Israeli plates. During the attack on the bus stop, Harimi's vehicle flipped over. When he attempted to escape the overturned car and flee the scene, he was shot dead by police.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.