Border Police officer injured in spur attack north of Jerusalem


A border police officer was seriously injured in a spur attack Wednesday evening in Kalandiya, north of Jerusalem, according to Israeli police.

The officer was participating in evacuation operations from illegal structures in the village when a terrorist headed at high speed towards Israeli forces and struck the officer.

Border police fired at the vehicle and arrested the terrorist, a 22-year-old resident of Kalkilya, after hitting a wall. After initial questioning, the suspect was transferred for questioning by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency). His condition is unclear.

The injured border police officer was transferred in a moderate and stable condition, with injuries to his head and abdomen, to Sha’are Zedek Medical Center for treatment there while he was conscious, according to the Magen David Adom. The hospital informed Thursday morning that the officer was in serious but stable condition.

“This attack is another reminder of the threats that exist in every operational activity and in every area of ​​the land in which we operate,” said Israel Police District Commander Doron Turjeman. “Our operational vigilance and our rapid and determined response are the key to immediately neutralizing any threat and preventing damage to human life. Here too, the rapid response and operational deployment of agents in the field helped to avoid injuries to other officers and led to a swift end of the incident and the neutralization of the terrorist.

Hard-hitting attack in Kalandiya (Israeli police)

“We must continue to act with determination in the face of any attempt to harm the forces or the lives of the citizens of Israel,” he said.

The attack comes amid a recent increase in terrorism in Jerusalem and the West Bank, with multiple attacks and attempted bombings reported in recent weeks, including a foiled plot by members of Hamas in the West Bank to carry out terrorist attacks on a large scale in Israel.


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