Five Soldiers Wounded in Car-ramming Attack Near Hebron

Attacker shot on scene, succumbs to wounds; Of the victims, four moderately wounded, one lightly so.

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Site of the car-ramming attack in West Bank village, Beit Umar near Hebron, November 27.
Site of the car-ramming attack in West Bank village, Beit Umar near Hebron, November 27.Credit: Courtesy, Hatzala

Five soldiers were wounded in a car-ramming attack near Hebron early Friday afternoon, initial reports indicate. The attacker was shot on scene, and succumbed to his wounds shortly thereafter.

The attack took place off of Route 60 in the village of Beit Umar, MDA spokesperson Zakai Heller explained. Medics and paramedics arrived on scene to provide the army with treatment assiatance. Initial reports indicate of the five victims who sustains wounds to their limbs, four were moderately wounded, and one lightly so. The youngest victim is suspected to be 20-years-old. 

The victims were evacuated to Shaarei Zedek Medical Center and Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.

The attack comes just hours after a car-ramming attack in the West Bank settlement of Kfar Adumim, that left two soldiers in their early 20s wounded, one moderately, one lightly. This is the fourth attack this week.

On Wednesday an Israeli soldier was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack in the South Hebron Hills in the West Bank, just near the al-Fawwar refugee camp. 

On Monday, two teenage female Palestinian teens stabbed a man near the central outdoor Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem with scissors on Monday. The victim was identified by the police as an elderly Palestinian man. Another man was wounded while trying to stop the attack.

Almost-daily Palestinian stabbings, car rammings and shootings, have killed 19 Israelis and one U.S. citizen since October 1 and Israeli forces have killed at least 92 Palestinians, some of whom were carrying out assaults and others in clashes with police and troops.