Israeli car hit in suspected shooting attack in West Bank
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Israeli car hit in suspected shooting attack in West Bank

None injured; troops search area after shots hit Israeli car in apparent drive-by incident, outside Kafr Ni’ma

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

An Israeli car hit by bullets in an apparent shooting attack near Ramallah in the West Bank, May 22, 2018 (courtesy)
An Israeli car hit by bullets in an apparent shooting attack near Ramallah in the West Bank, May 22, 2018 (courtesy)

Shots were fired at an Israeli car in a suspected terror attack in the central West Bank on Tuesday morning, the army said.

No injuries were reported.

The Israel Defense Forces said its soldiers were searching the area for the perpetrators.

The attempted attack was carried out near Kafr Ni’ma, west of Ramallah, the army said.

A photograph of the car, posted on social media, showed that one of its wheels was punctured in the attack.

Overnight, the IDF arrested 11 Palestinian suspects in raids across the West Bank.

The suspects were believed to have taken part in terrorist activities or in violent demonstrations, the army said.

During a raid in the town of Abu Dis, near Jerusalem, dozens of Palestinians began throwing rocks at IDF troops, the army said.

In response, the soldiers fired less-lethal riot dispersal weapons at the rioters, like tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets.

No injuries were reported on either side.

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