Taxi driver tries to run over, stab Israelis in West Bank
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Taxi driver tries to run over, stab Israelis in West Bank

Terrorist shot and killed while trying to knife pedestrians after bid to drive car into group near Kfar Adumim; 1 very lightly injured

A Palestinian man in a taxi attempted to run over and stab a group of Israelis in the West Bank east of Jerusalem Sunday morning.

One man, 51, was very lightly injured with bruises to his arms, the Magen David Adom rescue service said.

The attack took place at Kfar Adumim junction, and came closely on the heels of another attempted stabbing attack in the northern West Bank.

According to Israel Police and other initial reports, the terrorist, driving a Palestinian taxi, tried to ram his car into a group of Israeli pedestrians.

A Palestinian taxi at the scene of an attempted car-ramming and stabbing attack near Kfar Adumim, on Sunday November 22 2015. The driver was reportedly shot and killed after ramming into the car of an Israeli man, trying to stab him. (Courtesy)
A Palestinian taxi at the scene of an attempted car-ramming and stabbing attack near Kfar Adumim, on Sunday November 22, 2015. (Courtesy)

After failing to hit anybody, he got out of the car and attacked them with a knife.

The stabber was shot and killed by a civilian, police said.

According to police spokeswoman Luba Samri, the driver was a young man from the Palestinian village of al-Bireh near Ramallah.

Less than an hour earlier, a Palestinian woman with a knife was run over and shot while attempting to stab an Israeli civilian outside Nablus, Israeli officials said.

The attempted attack took place at a junction near the IDF’s Samaria Brigade headquarters in the northern West Bank. The attacker was first run over by former settler leader Gershon Mesika and then shot by security forces at the scene.

“Forces and a bystander responded to the the immediate threat, shooting the attacker,” an IDF statement read.

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