Scene of the Kohav Ya'acov ramming attack. (TPS/Hillel Maier) (TPS/Hillel Maier)
Car attack Kochav Yaacov

Israeli security forces thwarted two Palestinian terror attacks on Wednesday night. 

Israeli security forces on Wednesday night battled two Palestinian terrorists in two separate attacks, during which they shot and killed one and wounded the other.

In the first attack, the terrorist attempted to run over Israelis waiting for a bus at the entrance to the Israeli community of Kohav Ya’acov in the Binyamin region.

Soldiers opened fire and killed the terrorist. He was found to be holding a knife, but did not have a chance to exit his car and continue the attack.

Palestinian sources identified the terrorist as Hussein Salem Abu Ghosh, whose cousin carried out the fatal stabbing of Shlomit Krigman a year ago.

In the second incident, a terrorist drove by an IDF position near the Palestinian town of Aboud and fired at IDF soldiers, who shot back, seriously wounding the assailant. An automatic weapon and knife were found in the car.

No soldiers were wounded in either attack.

These incidents were the latest in a long series of Palestinian terror attacks that have plagued Israelis over the course of over a year, claiming the lives of 45 victims and wounding over 650.

By: Max Gelber, United with Israel