2 injured in likely car-ramming attack in West Bank; suspect killed
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2 injured in likely car-ramming attack in West Bank; suspect killed

Palestinian woman crashes into Israeli vehicle outside Hebron; IDF investigating

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Israeli couple's car after it was struck by another vehicle driven by a Palestinian woman in a possible terror attack at the entrance to Kiryat Arba in the West Bank on June 24, 2016. (Magen David Adom)
Israeli couple's car after it was struck by another vehicle driven by a Palestinian woman in a possible terror attack at the entrance to Kiryat Arba in the West Bank on June 24, 2016. (Magen David Adom)

The Israeli army on Friday said a Palestinian woman crashed her car into an Israeli vehicle in a likely car-ramming attack in the West Bank.

A soldier who was nearby shot the driver, killing her, the military said, describing the incident as an “apparent” terror attack.

An Israeli couple was hurt in the incident, which happened near the entrance to the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, at the Elias junction.

The two Israelis, who are in their 50s, were lightly injured, according to the Magen David Adom emergency service.

They were taken to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center where they will stay through the weekend for observation, the hospital said.

The army said it was continuing to investigate the incident.

Since October, 33 Israelis and four others have been killed and hundreds more injured in the spate of attacks, though the violence had dramatically waned of late. Some 200 Palestinians have also been killed, some two-thirds of them while carrying out attacks and the rest in clashes with troops, Israeli officials say.

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