Palestinian Driver Shot Trying to Carry Out Car-ramming Attack, Military Says

No injured in the incident at the West Bank's Gush Etzion junction other than one woman in shock; the army was treating the Palestinian at the scene.

Security forces at the scene of an attempted car-ramming attack at the Gush Etzion junction in the West Bank, March 15, 2016.
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A Palestinian female motorist was shot in the West Bank on Wednesday after she was suspected of trying to run over a group of Israeli soldiers and civilians at a bus stop near Gush Etzion, the military said. 

There were no injuries among the Israelis other than a 28-year-old pregnant woman who suffered shock. The Palestinian motorist was being treated at the scene by Israel Defense Force troops.

"When we got to the scene, we saw a vehicle that had come to a stop after colliding with concrete barriers that protect the bus stop," Zaki Yahav, a paramedic with the Magen David Adom emergency service, said. "There were a number of civilians and soldiers at the scene, including a woman of about 28 in the advanced stages of pregnancy who suffered from shock." 

Early Monday, two border police suffered moderate wounds after being stabbed near the Lion's Gate in Jerusalem's Old City by Ibrahim Mattar of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal Mukkaber. Mattar was shot and killed by security forces.