Israeli couple injured in West Bank drive-by shooting
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Israeli couple injured in West Bank drive-by shooting

20 bullet holes found in car, one pierced the skull of a 60-year-old man; IDF soldiers scouring the area for suspects

Raoul Wootliff is the The Times of Israel's political correspondent.

A crashed car on the side of the road after being shot at near the West Bank settlement of Avnei Hefetz on December 9, 2015. (Photo by Magen David Adom)
A crashed car on the side of the road after being shot at near the West Bank settlement of Avnei Hefetz on December 9, 2015. (Photo by Magen David Adom)

Two Israelis were injured Wednesday evening in a shooting attack next to the West Bank settlement of Avnei Hefetz, southeast of the Palestinian city of Tulkarem, according to security forces.

The two were travelling in a car when shots were fired at them from a passing vehicle, the army said. IDF troops were searching the area for a vehicle that fled the scene.

Twenty bullet holes were found in the couple’s car, according to Channel 2 News.

Magen David Adom paramedics treated a 60-year-old woman for light injuries. She was evacuated to the Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba for further treatment.

A bullet pierced the skull of the 60-year-old man who was evacuated to the Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva where he was taken into surgery. He was not in life-threatening condition.

The attack came hours after two Israelis, one a soldier, were wounded in a stabbing attack in the West Bank city of Hebron.

The soldier sustained multiple wounds to his upper body, according to the Magen David Adom emergency service. The two Israelis, both in their 20s, were evacuated to Jerusalem for medical treatment.

The terrorist was shot and killed by security forces, according to initial reports.

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