Man injured in possible West Bank car-ramming attack

Hit-and-run attack driver flees the scene, security forces searching the area

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One man was hit and lightly hurt in a suspected vehicular ramming attack Monday morning between the West Bank settlement of Shavei Shomron and the Homesh outpost, sparking a manhunt for a suspect who fled the scene.

Security forces set up checkpoints in the Nablus area in an attempt to apprehend the driver of the vehicle, police and IDF officials said.

It was not immediately clear if the incident was a deliberate car-ramming or a hit and run accident.

The Magen David Adom ambulance service said an 18-year-old man was lightly injured in the hit-and-run and taken to the Homesh front gate in a private car, where he received medical treatment from MDA and army paramedics.

The victim was then taken to the Rabin Medical in Petah Tikva for further treatment.

The incident took place hours after a two people were lightly injured during a stabbing attack near Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda market.

Two female Arab teens identified as attackers were shot after slashing at people near the busy outdoor market with scissors, according to police. One was killed and one was hospitalized in critical condition.

One victim was identified as a 70-year-old Palestinian resident of Bethlehem with stab wounds to his upper body. A second person, a 27-year-old guard, was lightly hurt by shrapnel from gunfire against the attackers, police said. They were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Attacks in the West Bank and elsewhere have persisted for over two months. On Sunday, an Israeli woman was stabbed to death at the Etzion Junction in the West Bank south of Jerusalem. Two earlier stabbing attacks in the West Bank on Sunday were foiled.

On Saturday night, four people were hurt in a stabbing attack in the southern Israeli city of Kiryat Gat. Two days earlier, three people, including an American national, a Palestinian and an Israeli man, were killed in a shooting and vehicular assault at the Etzion Junction, and two more were killed in a stabbing attack at an office building in Tel Aviv.

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