12 IDF Soldiers Wounded in Jerusalem Car-Ramming Terror Attack

Israeli policemen inspect the site a car-ramming attack targeting Israeli troops in Jerusalem that wounded 14 people on February 6, 2020. - Israeli troops were the target of a car-ramming that wounded 14 people in central Jerusalem on Thursday, the army said, adding that 12 of the casualties were soldiers …
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The Times of Israel reports:  At least 12 soldiers were wounded, including one seriously, in a suspected car-ramming terror attack in Jerusalem early Thursday morning, police and medics said.

The incident occurred shortly before 2 a.m. on Jerusalem’s David Remez Street near the First Station, a popular entertainment hub. Police said the driver of the vehicle fled the scene and “a large force of officers were carrying out searches.” The car was later found abandoned in the town of Beit Jala outside Bethlehem, but the driver remained at large as of Thursday morning, police said.

Israeli policemen inspect the site a car-ramming attack targeting Israeli troops in Jerusalem that wounded 14 people on February 6, 2020. – Israeli troops were the target of a car-ramming that wounded 14 people in central Jerusalem on Thursday, the army said, adding that 12 of the casualties were soldiers. (OREN BEN HAKOON/AFP via Getty Images)

The military initially barred publication of the fact that the victims were soldiers until the families of the wounded could be notified.

IDF Spokesperson Hidai Zilberman said the troops were members of the Golani Brigade who were at the First Station during a “heritage tour” ahead of an early morning swearing-in ceremony at the Western Wall.

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