Israeli Soldier Wounded in Car-ramming Attack in West Bank

According to reports, the assailing vehicle fled the scene after hitting a solider at a security checkpoint near the Shavei Shomron settlement. Security forces have begun searching for the driver

An Israeli soldier was wounded in a car-ramming attack in the West Bank on Friday, according to the Israel Defense Forces. The soldier was lightly wounded and has been evacuated from the scene, and Israeli security forces have begun canvassing for the assailant.

According to Israeli emergency services spokesperson, a report was received of a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle near the Shavei Shomron settlement. Paramedics arriving at the scene said they, along with IDF medics, provided treatment for a 20-year-old with light bruises to his limbs.

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The IDF spokesperson's unit confirmed the report, saying an attempt was made to run over an Israeli soldier standing a security checkpoint near the settlement. The soldier has been evacuated and forces are searching for the assaulting vehicle.

Tensions in the territories are expected to start rising Monday when the United States moves its embassy to Jerusalem, Haaretz reported Friday. The Palestinian Authority plans demonstrations throughout the West Bank, whose residents have so far been demonstratively indifferent to the killing of dozens of their brethren in incidents along the Gaza border.

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