LIVE UPDATES: Man Shot Dead in Jerusalem Incident; 5 Soldiers Run Over, Another Stabbed in West Bank

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The site of the shooting in Jerusalem, October 22, 2015. Simcha Hodatov, a yeshiva student, was shot dead after he was suspected of trying to grab a soldier's gun.Credit: Emil Salman

Seven Israelis were wounded in a series of attacks in the West Bank on Wednesday. The incidents follow a series of attacks in the Hebron area on Tuesday that left two Israeli soldiers and two Israeli civilians wounded.

Also on Wednesday, a rocket was fired from Gaza at Israeli communities bordering the Strip. No damages or injuries were reported.


12:04 A.M. A man was shot dead on a bus in Jerusalem after apparently trying to grab a gun from a soldier.

The site of the shooting in Jerusalem, October 22, 2015. A man was shot dead after he was suspected of trying to grab a soldier's gun. Credit: Uri Davis / Firefighter Department

According to a statement released by the police, the man asked two soldiers for their IDs as they were boarding a bus on Yirmiyahu Street, near the central bus station. When they asked him to identify himself, he began punching them, and according to the soldiers, tried to grab a weapon from one of them. They shot him in response. 

The soldiers were among those deployed in recent days to secure the public transportation in Jerusalem. 

The site of the stabbing attack in Geva Binyamin, October 21, 2015.Credit: United Hatzolah

The chairman of the Zaka emergency response organization, Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, said that at first, the incident appeared no different from the numerous recent stabbing attacks. "When I was asked to deal with the body, I realized that he was a Jew, and that he was mistaken for a terrorist," he said. (Nir Hasson) 

11:21 P.M. Five Israeli soldiers, not four as was previously reported, were wounded in the car ramming attack in Gush Etzion. Two of the soldiers are now in fair condition.(Nir Hasson)

9:35 P.M. CLEARED FOR PUBLICATION: The four wounded in Wednesday night's West Bank car ramming attack were Israeli soldiers. (Gili Cohen)

9:24 P.M. According to initial details emerging from the investigation, two vehicles driving on Route 60 were stoned. After one of the vehicles pulled over, the passengers disembarked and were run over. 

Emergency services treated the victims on the scene, and transferred one of the wounded to Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Karem for further medical care. (Gili Cohen)

8:50 P.M. Four Israelis wounded after a Palestinian driver rams car into a crowd in Gush Etzion in the West Bank, near Beit Ummar, in a suspected attack. One of the victims suffered moderate-to-serious wounds, the other three were lightly wounded. The driver suffered severe injuries after he was shot. (Gili Cohen)

7:06 P.M. One rocket exploded in an open area in southern Israel. No injuries or damages were reported. (Gili Cohen)

6:55 P.M. Rocket alarm sirens sounded in southern Israel's Sha'ar Hanegev and Sdot Negev Regional Councils, near the Gaza border. The IDF is searching the area. (Gili Cohen)

6:35 P.M. The 19-year-old soldier wounded in the West Bank stabbing attack is said to be in serious, but stable condition. She is now being transferred from Hadassah University Hospital, Mount Scopus to Hadassah hospital in Ein Karem for further treatment. (Ido Efrati)

6:29 P.M. Dozens of Palestinians clash with Israel forces near Bureij in central Gaza. (Gili Cohen)

5:37 P.M. Palestinian arrested for Wednesday morning car ramming attack that wounded Israeli police officer. (Gili Cohen)

4:17 P.M. The 19-year-old female soldier wounded in the West Bank stabbing attack is now in critical condition. The assailant, who was shot by another soldier was killed. (Gili Cohen)

3:36 P.M. The female soldier wounded in a West Bank stabbing attack was evacuated to Hadassah University Hospital, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem after being seriously wounded in the Geva Binyamin stabbing attack. Magen David Adom paramedic Assaf Ben-Artzi, among the first responders at the scene, said that upon arrival, the 19-year-old girl lying on the side of the road with stab wounds in her upper body. He added that Magen David Adom had provided bystanders at the scene with medical treatment instructions and that she was taken to the hospital in serious condition but fully conscious. (Gili Cohen and Ido Efrati)

3:03 P.M. One Israeli soldier was seriously wounded in stabbing attack near Geva Binyamin in the West Bank. The assailant was shot and another Palestinian was arrested at the scene. (Gili Cohen)

11:30 A.M. A suspected car-ramming attack near the West Bank town of Silwad left a police officer lightly wounded. Read full story here.

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