Car ramming attack kills two Israeli soldiers in West Bank

A general view shows the site where a car hit a crowd of people including Israeli soldiers near Mevo Dotan in the north of the occupied West Bank on March 16, 2018. (AFP)

Two Israelis were killed and at least two others injured when a Palestinian rammed a car into a group of Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Israeli media reported.

The Israeli army did not confirm the deaths but said a Palestinian “ran over (Israeli) soldiers who were securing routes adjacent to the community of Mevo Dotan,” a settlement in the northern West Bank.

The attacker was arrested and taken to hospital, the army said.

Israeli media reported two people were killed and three injured in what they described as a suspected car ramming near the Palestinian city of Jenin in the northern West Bank.

There have been a number of previous attacks by Palestinians using cars to ram into groups of Israeli soldiers or civilians.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51