Pales­tinian at­tempts car ram­ming at­tack, shot dead

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

JERUSALEM: A Pales­tinian at­tempted a car-ram­ming and knife at­tack against Is­raeli sol­diers in the oc­cu­pied West Bank yes­ter­day and was shot dead, Is­rael’s army said. The in­ci­dent oc­curred at a junc­tion in Tekoa, south of Jerusalem. One sol­dier was re­ported lightly wounded. Ac­cord­ing to the army, the as­sailant at­tempted the car-ram­ming, then ex­ited the ve­hi­cle and tried to stab sol­diers. The iden­tity and age of the Pales­tinian were not im­me­di­ately avail­able.

“A short while ago, a Pales­tinian as­sailant at­tempted a car ram­ming at­tack at a junc­tion in Tekoa,” the army said in a state­ment. “He then ex­ited the ve­hi­cle, armed with a knife, and at­tempted to stab (Is­raeli) sol­diers stand­ing nearby. An (Is­raeli) sol­dier was slightly in­jured in this in­ci­dent and is re­ceiv­ing med­i­cal treat­ment in the hos­pi­tal. “In re­sponse to the im­me­di­ate threat, forces fired to­wards the as­sailant, who died.”

A wave of un­rest that broke out in Oc­to­ber 2015 has claimed the lives of 275 Pales­tini­ans, 42 Is­raelis, two Amer­i­cans, two Jor­da­ni­ans, an Eritrean, a Su­danese and a Bri­ton, ac­cord­ing to an AFP toll. Is­raeli au­thor­i­ties say most of the Pales­tini­ans killed were car­ry­ing out knife, gun or car­ram­ming at­tacks. Oth­ers were shot dead in protests and clashes, while some were killed in Is­raeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip. The vi­o­lence has greatly sub­sided in re­cent months.—AFP

—AFP

TEKOA: Is­raeli se­cu­rity forces stand guard at the site where a Pales­tinian at­tempted a car ram­ming and knife at­tack against Is­raeli sol­diers at a junc­tion in Tekoa, south of Jerusalem.

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