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2 IDF soldiers lightly hurt in West Bank car-ramming attack

Palestinian assailant killed at site north of Ramallah in second attack on troops within hours

The car of a Palestinian who rammed into two soldiers in a terror attack in the West Bank on Friday, December 4, 2015 (Magen David Adom)
The car of a Palestinian who rammed into two soldiers in a terror attack in the West Bank on Friday, December 4, 2015 (Magen David Adom)

A Palestinian driver careened into two Israeli soldiers north of Ramallah on Friday afternoon in a suspected terror attack, inflicting minor injuries.

The driver was shot and killed at the scene of the incident, which occurred near the West Bank village of Silwad. The terrorist was named as Anes Hamad, 21 from Silwad, according to Channel 10.

Magen David Adom paramedics treated the two soldiers, both around 20 years old. They were evacuated to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center for treatment.

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The car-ramming attack took place just hours after a Palestinian stabbed and moderately injured an Israeli near the Palestinian village of Abud in the West Bank.

The suspected Palestinian attacker was shot dead at the scene of the incident, the IDF said in a statement. He was later identified as Abdel Rahman Barghouti, 26, a Palestinian resident of Abud.

Initial reports indicated that one of the victims was an 20-year-old male who suffered a stab wound to the upper torso and was being treated by IDF medics.

Magen David Adom paramedics arrived at the scene of the incident, east of Tel Aviv in the West Bank. An IDF ambulance evacuated him to Tel Hashomer Medical Center in moderate to serious condition.

Later Friday afternoon, an Israeli girl was lightly wounded when the car she was traveling in was pelted by rocks thrown by Palestinian near Neve Tsuf, a settlement north of Ramallah in the West Bank.

Shortly before 5 p.m., shots were fired at an IDF vehicle driving along the Gaza Strip border. According to Israeli media outlets, the vehicle was hit but the soldiers inside were unharmed.

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