JERUSALEM (VINnews) — A Border Policeman was seriously injured in an apparent car ramming near the Qalandiya checkpoint north of Jerusalem shortly after midnight Thursday, according to a report by police. The policeman was guarding civilians who were demolishing an illegal building when the terrorist rammed him.
The 20-year-old officer was taken to Jerusalem’s Shaarei Tzedek hospital with moderate injuries, but his condition deteriorated overnight to serious but stable, the hospital said.
“He was fully conscious and suffered from injuries to his head and abdomen,” a Magen David Adom ambulance service medic said.
After the suspect rammed the policeman, other troops opened fire on the terrorist’s vehicle and he crashed into a wall. The terrorist, a 22-year-old resident of Qalqilya, was moderately injured and was taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital. He was placed under arrested and transferred to the Shin Bet for questioning.