Two Soldiers Wounded in West Bank Car-ramming Attack

The victims, in their early 20s, were evacuated to Jerusalem hospitals; Palestinian media reports the assailant wasn't carrying out an attack, was in a car accident, before he was shot and killed.

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Image of a smashed car after a car-ramming attack in West Bank settlement Kfar Adumim, November 27, that left two soldiers mildly wounded.
Image of a smashed car after a car-ramming attack in West Bank settlement Kfar Adumim, November 27, that left two soldiers mildly wounded. Credit: Police spokesperson unit

Two soldiers in their 20s were mildly wounded in a car-ramming attack in Kfar Adumim near the Ma'ale Adumim junction outside of Jerusalem Friday morning. The assailant, identified by Palestinian media as Fadi Mohammed Hasib, 25, was shot on scene.

One victim, who sustained bruises all over her body, was taken to Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek Hospital, and the other, with mild injuries, was taken to Hadassah Hospital Mt. Scopus, also in Jerusalem. 

"Two fully conscious people in their 20s lay injured near a bus stop," described MDA paramedic Amir Edri who arrived on the scene. "One suffered injuries to their face and extremities , and the other to their arms and legs."

They were treated on scene and then taken to two Jerusalem hospitals, when one's condition worsened from light to mild.  

A Judea and Samaria District rescue unit that returned from training saw the attack, and one of the unit's volunteers shot the assailant. A Magen David Adom paramedic, also a volunteer of the unit, began administering first aid to those at the scene until ambulances arrived.

But Palestinian media reports events differently. In media reports, Hasib, a resident of the Hir Nabala village near Ramallah. According to the media report, Fadi Shadi's brother Hasib, who was killed five days earlier on the road connecting Ramallah to Jericho.

According to Palestinian media, Shadi was shot by a settler after a settler hit his car, and he got out to see what happened. When he got out of his car to see what happened, he was shot and killed. This version of events contradicts Israeli reports that he was carrying out a car-ramming attack, which injured two Israeli soldiers. 

On Sunday, a 51 year-old was lightly wounded in a stabbing attack in the same place. This is the fourth attack this week.

On Wednesday an Israeli soldier was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack in the South Hebron Hills in the West Bank, just near the al-Fawwar refugee camp. 

On Monday, two female Palestinian teens stabbed a man near a central outdoor market in Jerusalem with scissors on Monday. The victim was identified by the police as an elderly Palestinian man. Another man was wounded while trying to stop the attack.

The two Palestinians identified as the assailants, aged 14 and 16, were shot by a police officer while trying to stab others near Mahne Yehuda market. One of them was killed and the second suffered serious wounds and was evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem.

Almost-daily Palestinian stabbings, car rammings and shootings, have killed 19 Israelis and one U.S. citizen since October 1 and Israeli forces have killed at least 92 Palestinians, some of whom were carrying out assaults and others in clashes with police and troops.

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