Car Ramming at West Bank Checkpoint Near Ofra Wounds Police Officer

The assailant escaped on foot to the nearby village, Silwad; his car plates were Israeli.

Chaim Levinson
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The car that was rammed into two Israeli pedestrians in Gush Etzion on Oct. 20, 2015.Credit: Magen David Adom Spokesperson
Chaim Levinson

A suspected car-ramming attack near the West Bank town of Silwad left a police officer lightly wounded, initial reports say.

A Palestinian was driving and hit a police officer at the checkpoint outside the West Bank settlement, Ofra. He evaded capture and fled on foot to Silwad.

The car had Israeli license plates. The circumstances surrounding the attack are still unclear.

This attack follows a Palestinian teen being wounded Wednesday morning for wielding a knife near Hebron, and three attacks in the Hebron area yesterday, Tuesday.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon will meet in Ramallah this afternoon to discuss peaceful ways to end the current waves of violence.

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Female Palestinian protesters take cover during clashes with Israeli troops near Ramallah, October 10, 2015.Credit: Reuters
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A Palestinian female protester uses a slingshot to throw stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes in Bethlehem, October 15, 2015.Credit: AFP
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Female Palestinians use a traditional keffiyeh to bring stones to fellow protesters during clashes with Israeli troops, near Ramallah, Oct. 20, 2015. Credit: AP