Soldier Wounded in Suspected Car-ramming Attack in West Bank

19-year-old wounded in what the Israeli army dubbed as car-ramming attack in the northern West Bank

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The assailant's car in the scene of the incident on Tuesday
The assailant's car in the scene of the incident on TuesdayCredit: Bejamin Spokesperson
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Hagar Shezaf

A 19-year-old solider was struck by a car and wounded in the northern West Bank on Tuesday, in what the military said was a possible car-ramming attack.

According to the military, the suspect drove toward troops stationed at a junction in the vicinity of the West Bank settlement of Halamish.   

The 19-year-old soldier sustained injuries to his limbs and a helicopter evacuated him to a hospital. The driver was also injured and arrested after crashing into a security barrier. 

This event continues the recent uptick of violent attacks by Palestinians in the West Bank and Jerusalem. Last month a Palestinian man was shot dead who the military says attempted a car-ramming attack near a settlement in the Nablus area.

According to the Israeli military, the man tried to carry out an attack at a military checkpoint near Einav. District firefighters found the driver's body inside the car, which had caught on fire along with an army vehicle.

In early December an Israeli security guard was moderately injured in a car-ramming attack at a checkpoint near the Palestinian town of Tul Karm. The driver, a 16-year-old, was shot by other security guards at the scene, and was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

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