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Two Israeli soldiers killed in W. Bank car attack

Alleged incident occurred outside Israeli settlement near West Bank city of Jenin

Two Israeli soldiers killed in W. Bank car attack

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two Israeli soldiers were killed Friday in an alleged vehicular attack in the occupied West Bank, according to the Israeli army.

In a statement, the army said that a 26-year-old Palestinian man had driven his car into a group of soldiers manning the entrance of the Jewish-only Mevo Dotan settlement near Jenin.

"Two Israeli soldiers were killed and two others were moderately injured," the statement read.

"The driver of the vehicle was lightly wounded and has since been taken to hospital for further treatment," it added.

The Palestinian territories have remained tense since last December, when U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

The move drew condemnation from across the region and sparked angry protests in the Palestinian territories that have left at least 25 Palestinians dead.

Last Mod: 17 Mart 2018, 10:31
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