Three IDF soldiers from the Kfir brigade were run over in a terrorist vehicular attack on Tuesday evening at HaParsa Junction near the settlement of Dolev and the Arab village of Ein el-Arik in the West Bank's Binyamin region.
The forces were conducting unannounced checks at the entrance of Ein el-Arik when the driver, who has been identified as 36-year-old Ahmed Shahada, used a van to carry out his attack before being shot dead by one of the soldiers nearby.
Originally from the refugee camp of Qalandiya, Shahada was temporarily residing in the city of Beitunia, west of Ramallah.
Magen David Adom paramedics and IDF medical forces were treating the wounded soldiers, one of them in serious condition who was transported to Tel HaShomer Hospital in a helicopter. The other two victims, said to be in their 20s, were evacuated to Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital in an ambulance in light to moderate condition suffering from multiple injuries.
Dr. Yoram Klein, from theTel HaShomer Hospital trauma unit, later said that the soldier evacuated in a helicopter would require "extensive treatment and his life is in danger. We hope that we will be able to stablize him in the coming days."
The incident comes one day after a 60-year-old Jewish man was stabbed in his upper back outside the Lion’s Gate at the entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem on Monday night, breaking weeks of relative calm in the cycle of violence.