Three Israeli Soldiers Wounded in Two West Bank Attacks

Assailants have been shot and killed in both incidents; the first attack occured in village of Kfar Abboud, near Halamish settlement; the second took place north of the Ofra settlement.

Gili Cohen
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The scene of the West Bank stabbing attack, Dec. 4, 2015.
The scene of the West Bank stabbing attack, Dec. 4, 2015.Credit: Magen David Adom spokesperson
Gili Cohen
Gili Cohen

Two Israeli soldiers were lightly wounded in an apparent car-ramming attack north of the Ofra settlement in the West Bank on Friday afternoon. The driver was shot and killed. The soldiers were treated at the scene and then evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

An hour earlier, 20-year-old Israeli soldier was stabbed during clashes between security forces and Palestinians in the West Bank village of Kfar Abboud, near the settlement of Halamish. He was rushed to Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer with moderate to serious wounds. The assailant was shot and killed at the scene. The Palestinian Health Ministry identified him as 27-year-old Abd a-Rahman al-Barghouti. He was hit by two bullets.

The attack comes a day after four were wounded in three separate attacks in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

An Israeli soldier was in a stabbing attack near Hebron late Thursday night. Two Palestinian assailants were shot dead.

Earlier Thrusday, a in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Old City. The assailant, a 21-year-old Palestinian male, was shot and killed.

Hours before that, a 47-year-old man was seriously wounded and a 20-year-old Israeli soldier was lightly wounded in a at the West Bank checkpoint of Hizma.

The Palestinian assailant, shot and killed at the scene, was reportedly an intelligence officer in the Palestinian Authority.