Jerusalem, Oct 30 (EFE).- At least five soldiers were injured in an alleged car-ramming attack in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, amid a flare-up of violence in the region.
“An assailant accelerated his vehicle toward IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) soldiers who were at a bus station,” a military spokesman said, specifying that the incident took place at Nabi Musa Junction.
The driver fled the scene and tried to run over other soldiers at another junction before he was shot and arrested by a police officer.
Magen David Adom emergency service reported that the five soldiers were transferred to hospitals in Jerusalem following the attack.
This incident comes after an Israeli settler was killed and four others injured in a gun attack in Kiryat Arba settlement Saturday night. The attacker was later shot dead by a local security guard.
Early on Friday, two Palestinians were killed by Israeli soldiers after what the military called a drive-by shooting on a military post.
Some 136 Palestinians and 23 Israelis have been killed in violent incidents so far this year, the deadliest since 2015.EFE