Palestinian van rams into Israeli soldiers, 3 injured

The Palestinian motorist was shot and killed by Israeli police at the site of the attack.

Palestinian van rams into Israeli soldiers, 3 injured

World Bulletin/News Desk

Three Israeli soldiers were injured on Wednesday when a Palestinian van rammed into them near Al-Aroub refugee camp, in the southern part of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, an eyewitness said.

"A small van rammed into three Israeli soldiers who were standing near a military watch tower," the eyewitness told Anadolu Agency.

He added that the driver had fled the scene after hitting the three men.

According to Israeli media, one soldier was seriously injured in the attack.

Earlier Wednesday, a police officer was killed when a Palestinian driver ran over a group of Israeli pedestrians in East Jerusalem. A second Israeli died of his injuries at the hospital, while 14 other people were injured.

The Palestinian motorist was also shot and killed by Israeli police at the site of the attack.

Tension has been running high in East Jerusalem since Israel closed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Thursday after an extremist rabbi was injured in a west Jerusalem shooting.

Israeli authorities reopened the Al-Aqsa on Friday following a day of violent clashes with Palestinian protesters, but barred male Muslim worshippers under 50 years old from entering the site.

The closure of Al-Aqsa, as well as last week's killing of a young Palestinian man suspected of shooting the rabbi, fueled protests by angry Palestinians in Jerusalem.

 

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