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Israeli woman moderately hurt in suspected West Bank ramming attack

The Palestinian car that allegedly hit an Israeli woman near Ma'ale Michmash in the West Bank is seen in security camera footage, September 22, 2021. (Local Security Officers' Organization, National Federation/courtesy)
The Palestinian car that allegedly hit an Israeli woman near Ma'ale Michmash in the West Bank is seen in security camera footage, September 22, 2021. (Local Security Officers' Organization, National Federation/courtesy)

Police have arrested a Palestinian suspect after an apparent hit and run near the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Michmash, in which an Israeli woman was moderately wounded.

According to the victim, the car passed her on the road between Ma’ale Michmash and Neve Erez, turned back, and then accelerated toward her, before fleeing from the scene.

She was taken to hospital and only reported the incident to the police some two hours later.

Police located the vehicle at the Palestinian town of al-Eizariya near Jerusalem and took the Palestinian man for questioning.

An organization representing local security officers claimed the ramming was an intentional terror attack, but police officials did not confirm it as such.

Tensions have been running high across the West Bank over the past month, following the dramatic escape of six Palestinian prisoners from the high-security Gilboa Prison on September 6.

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