Two Israelis Wounded in West Bank Car-ramming Attack

A Palestinian carried out the attack at two junctions on Friday morning before exiting the vehicle and attempting to stab soldiers present

File photo: Israeli soldiers and paramedics stand at the scene of a shooting attack at the Gush Etzion Junction.

Two Israelis have been wounded in a car-ramming attack in the West Bank on Friday morning.

According to the Israeli military, a 17-year-old Palestinian rammed his vehicle into a pedestrian at the Efrat South Junction before continuing on to the nearby Gush Etzion Junction where he then attacked a second pedestrian.

After carrying out the second ramming attack the Palestinian assailant exited his vehicle and ran towards a group of soldiers at the junction in order to carry out a stabbing before being shot by soldiers present.

According to the Israel ambulance service, the victim of the ramming at the South Efrat Junction is male, 70 years old, is in serious condition. He is currently undergoing treatment for a head wound at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem. The second victim, a 35-year-old male, is being treated for his wounds at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, his condition described as light.

The attacker, a Hebron-area resident is reported to be in critical condition.