3 Israelis injured in W.Bank car ramming attack

Palestinian protesters run from teargas fired by Israeli troops during clashes in the West Bank city of Bethlehem December 8, 2015. (Reuters)

Israeli emergency medical services say three Israelis have been injured after a Palestinian driver rammed into them near the West Bank settlement of Beit Arieh.

Emergency services spokesman Yonatan Yagodovsky said on Thursday that one Israeli was badly injured in the attack.

It's the latest incident in nearly three months of Palestinian shootings, stabbings and attacks using cars.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says Israeli forces are searching for the attacker, who escaped into the nearby Palestinian village of Luban. The village is close to the border between Israel and the West Bank.

Since October 1, almost daily attacks and clashes between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers have killed 113 on the Palestinian side, 17 Israelis, an American and an Eritrean.

On Wednesday, four Israelis were wounded in two attacks in the occupied West Bank, including a soldier and a civilian stabbed in Hebron by a Palestinian who was later shot dead.

In the other incident, assailants shot at a car near the West Bank town of Tulkarem, wounding two Israelis.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46