Four Israelis were wounded in a collision between two vehicles near the Psagot settlement in the West Bank on Saturday night, that police later ruled out was a vehicular terror attack.
Security forces were not sure at first that it was a terror attack, believing it to have been a car accident. However, following the suspicious movement of the Palestinian's vehicle at the entrance to Psagot, Judea and Samaria District police determined that it was in fact a vehicular attack.
Three Israelis were lightly wounded and one moderately wounded in the attack. The Palestinian attacker was killed in the collision.
Yisrael Ganz, deputy head of the Binyamin Regional Council and a resident of Psagot, said Saturday night that "the vigilance of the guards at the entrance gate most likely prevented a much more serious attack.
"A Palestinian terrorist armed with giant knife tried to enter the settlement with a car that has Israeli license plates. Following a security check done by the settlement's guard, he turned to the settlement's access road and intentionally hit the car of a resident of Psagot head on.
"We have been the victim of terrorist attacks on a dialy basis for weeks now, in the form of stones and Molotov cocktails. We call the government to restore deterrence and protect Psagot immediately."