Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Four Palestinians arrested after trying to run over soldiers

Four Palestinians were arrested on Wednesday afternoon after they tried to run over IDF soldiers near Ma'ale Levona north of Ramallah. No one was wounded and no damage was done. The Palestinians drove to an earth barrier near the settlement in 3 vehicles - 2 cars and one bulldozer - and tried to break the barrier and run over the soldiers.

The soldiers shot in the air and arrested the assailants, who were being questioned by police.

Many police and IDF troops were at the scene, investigating the incident.

On Monday night, 19-year-old Qassem Mughrabi from east Jerusalem rammed his BMW into a group of soldiers at a central Jerusalem thoroughfare, wounding fifteen people before being shot dead by an off-duty IDF officer.

Monday's attack came after two back-to-back bulldozer attacks in Jerusalem in July which left three Israelis dead and dozens wounded.

Etgar Lefkovits contributed to this report

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