The Israeli Defence Forces have reported of an attempted ramming attack that took place in Al-Bireh, West Bank, located north of Jerusalem.
"A Palestinian attempted to carry out a ramming attack at a bus stop in Al-Bireh, north of Jerusalem, lightly injuring a soldier. The terrorist was neutralized", the IDF said in a tweet.
A Palestinian attempted to carry out a ramming attack at a bus stop in Al-Bireh, north of Jerusalem, lightly injuring a soldier. The terrorist was neutralized.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) 13 декабря 2018 г.
The IDF has a duty to protect Israeli civilians and that is exactly what we will do.
Earlier in the day, a shooting attack that took place north of Jerusalem claimed the lives of at least two IDF soldiers.
"2 IDF soldiers were killed & another soldier was severely injured in the shooting attack that occurred this morning north of Jerusalem", the IDF said in another tweet.
In response to the shooting, Israeli troops began the raids to find the attacker in the area of Asaf Junction.
Reacting to the attack, the Israeli security forces had carried out an overnight operation to "arrest the terrorists responsible for the shooting attacks in Barkan & Ofra that killed 3 Israelis". According to the IDF, the terrorists were killed in the operation.
The shooting occurred not far from the Israeli settlement of Ofra, where Palestinian militants injured seven Israelis, having opened fire at them, last week.