An Israeli soldier was lightly injured in a car-ramming attack in the West Bank on Friday morning, the army said.
The incident took place at the Gush Etzion Junction, south of Jerusalem. The female Palestinian assailant was shot and killed by soldiers at the scene, an Israel Defense Forces spokesperson said in a statement. A knife was later found in her car.
She plowed her vehicle into a group of IDF soldiers stationed at the junction, lightly injuring one.
The victim was approximately 20 years old and sustained a leg injury. He was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, according to the Magen David Adom emergency services.
“An IDF medical team gave him first aid. We loaded him into an ambulance and took him to the hospital. He was in fair, stable condition,” MDA medic Elihu Bedil said.
The soldier was examined by doctors at the Jerusalem hospital and was slated to be released on Friday afternoon, a Shaare Zedek spokesperson said.
Upon searching the car, soldiers found a knife behind the steering wheel, indicating the assailant may have also planned to stab Israelis.
Palestinian media reports later identified the attacker as Amani Husni Sabatin, 34, from the Palestinian village of Husan, near Bethlehem.
The Gush Etzion Junction has seen a spate of attacks, many targeting soldiers stationed at the intersection. In November 2015, American teen Ezra Schwartz was killed in a terror attack at the site, along with Israeli teacher Yaakov Don and Hebron resident Shaadi Arfa. That month, Hadar Buchris, 21, was also stabbed to death at the site, which has been bolstered by a massive army presence in recent months.
Last week, Eliav Gelman, 30, was killed at the junction by errant IDF gunfire during a Palestinian stabbing attack.
Twenty-nine Israelis and three foreign nationals have been killed in a wave of Palestinian terrorism and violence since October. Nearly 170 Palestinians have also been killed — some two-thirds of them while attacking Israelis, and the rest during clashes with troops — according to the Israeli army.
On Thursday, two policemen were lightly injured in separate shooting and stabbing attacks in the West Bank.
A day earlier, two Palestinian teens sneaked into the settlement of Eli and stabbed a man outside his home before being shot and killed. Hours later, two Israeli soldiers were lightly injured in a stabbing attack at the entrance to the settlement of Har Bracha, south of Nablus, as two assailants attacked soldiers at the settlement guard booth, the IDF said.