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Palestinian shot dead in vehicular attack in West Bank

 International Desk :: international-desk

 Published: 08:36 PM, 26 November 2018   Updated: 08:36 PM, 26 November 2018



A Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli troops after allegedly carrying out a car-ramming attack in the West Bank on Monday, injuring three soldiers, authorities said.  

The Palestinian District Coordination and Liaison Office, an official Palestinian Authority body, said the man was shot and sustained fatal injuries. He was later announced dead by the army.  

A military spokesperson told Xinhua that the driver dashed his vehicle at the soldiers at the Gush Etzion Junction, near the village of al-Arroub, south of Jerusalem.

“A terrorist hit three IDF (Israel Defense Forces) soldiers with his vehicle while they were performing engineering work on a route between Beit Ummar and Al-Arroub,” a military statement said.

“An IDF soldier on patrol fired towards the terrorist and neutralized him,” the statement added.

The emergency medical service said one of the soldiers sustained moderate injuries and the other two were lightly wounded.

The soldiers were taken to the hospital to receive further medical treatment.

The incident was part of a wave of attacks by Palestinian individuals, which included knife-wielding, shooting, and car-ramming attacks usually carried out against Israeli soldiers, police officers and settlers.

Last Wednesday, five Israeli policemen were lightly injured amidst a knife attack carried out by a Palestinian man inside a police station in East Jerusalem. The perpetrator was arrested.

The violence is part of the struggle against the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, lands that Israel seized in the 1967 Middle East war.