JERUSALEM — A Palestinian driver rammed his car into a group of Israel Border Patrol troops Friday, in what police described as a “terrorist attack” that injured four officers and a bystander.
The assailant was shot and wounded by a security officer after he emerged from his car, said police spokeswoman Luba Samri.
Eyewitnesses told Israeli reporters the alleged assailant was swinging a tire iron at people standing at the stop after he got out of his car. Samri said he carried a knife.
She said the attacker — identified as a Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem — rammed his car twice, leaving a total of four women officers injured. A man standing nearby also was hurt.
Border police patrol the line between mostly Jewish west Jerusalem and the city’s predominately Arab eastern district.
It is the third vehicular assault in Jerusalem in six months.
In October, a Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem drove his car into a crowded light-rail station here, killing a 3-month-old baby and wounding eight people. The driver was shot and killed at the scene.
In November, a Palestinian with apparent links to the Islamist militant group Hamas that runs the Gaza Strip, rammed a minivan into a Jerusalem train platform and then assaulted people with a tire iron, killing one person before being shot dead by police.