Palestinian rams three Israelis with car, shot dead

2016-05-03 22:34
A member of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, attends an anti-Israel rally in Gaza City. (Mohammed  Abed, AFP)

A member of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, attends an anti-Israel rally in Gaza City. (Mohammed Abed, AFP)

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Jerusalem - A Palestinian rammed his car into a group of Israelis in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, injuring three people before being shot dead, the Israeli army said.

"An assailant rammed a vehicle into three Israelis in a car ramming attack northwest of Ramallah," a statement said of the latest in more than seven months of attacks.

"Forces responded to the imminent threat and fired towards the assailant, resulting in his death."

The injured Israelis were taken to hospital for treatment, the statement added without giving further details about their condition.

However, the Magen David Adom rescue service said one of those hit by the car had been badly injured.

The Palestinian health ministry said the attack occurred at a checkpoint, but did not immediately name the assailant.

The attack was the latest in a wave of violence that has killed 204 Palestinians and 28 Israelis since October 1.

Most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks, Israeli authorities say.

Earlier on Tuesday, police said they had arrested a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem's Old City suspected of stabbing a Jewish man in his 60s there late on Monday.

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