One Wounded in West Bank Car-ramming Attack

A 60-year-old Israeli man has been evacuated to hospital with a head wound. The driver of the vehicle was shot and killed by soldiers at the scene

One man was wounded on Wednesday in a car-ramming attack in the West Bank, the military said.

The attack took place on Route 60 next to Gush Etzion junction. The driver of the vehicle was shot and killed by soldiers after carrying out the attack, the military said.

The victim, a 60-year-old man, is suffering from a head wound and is in light-to-moderate condition, emergency services said. After being initially treated at the scene by paramedics he was evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that a Palestinian man had been killed after carrying out a ramming attack. Palestinian reports said the driver was Suhaib Mashahra, 21, from Sawahira al-Sharqiya in East Jerusalem.

The military said it was certain the car-ramming was an attack, based on military footage of the incident and the fact that a knife was found inside the car. The army however refused to release the footage.