A Palestinian driver rammed into a 70-year-old Israeli pedestrian at the Gush Etzion Junction on Wednesday afternoon, lightly-to-moderately wounding him. IDF troops who were at the scene shot and killed the terrorist.
A bus had been letting off passengers at the northern hitchhiker post of the Gush Etzion junction when a vehicle hit one of the passengers who was getting off the bus.
The terrorist was identified as Suheib Mashahra, 21, from the village of Sawahra, east of Jerusalem.
MDA paramedics treated the wounded man on scene and later evacuated him to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in the capital.
"A man of about 70 was lying on the ground at the bus station conscious and confused. Civilians told us that he was hit by a vehicle while standing behind the bus," MDA emergency medic Shmuel Daniel said.
Shlomo Ne'eman, head of the Gush Etzion Regional Council, decried the attack, saying this was "another event that demonstrates the desire of terrorism to subdue us, but they must understand that it only strengthens us.
"I wish a quick recovery to the wounded and call on the government to strengthen the settlements and promote construction with all its might. When they shed our blood, every hate monger must know that … the result will be many more houses and settlers throughout the Land of Israel."
Ne'eman praised the Israel security forces, saying "We thank the IDF and praise the soldiers who acted with determination and neutralized the terrorist."
On Friday, British citizen Hannah Bladon was killed in a stabbing attack during a light rail ride in Jerusalem's Tzahal Square, when the terrorist Jamil Tamimi from Ras al-Amud boarded the train with a knife and stabbed the student.
(Translated and edited by N. Elias)