3 soldiers lightly injured in suspected West Bank car-ramming attack
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3 soldiers lightly injured in suspected West Bank car-ramming attack

Army says forces looking for driver in incident at the Al Khader Junction in the Etzion bloc, near Beitar Illit settlement

Jacob Magid is the settlements correspondent for The Times of Israel.

Israeli soldiers stand near the scene of a suspected car-ramming attack at the entrance to the Palestinian village og Husan, in the West Bank, on June 23, 2018.  (Nati Shohat/Flash90)
Israeli soldiers stand near the scene of a suspected car-ramming attack at the entrance to the Palestinian village og Husan, in the West Bank, on June 23, 2018. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Three IDF soldiers on foot patrol in the West Bank were lightly injured when a car with Palestinian license plates attempted to run them over in a suspected car-ramming attack on Saturday night before fleeing, the Israeli military said in a statement.

The incident occurred outside the Palestinian village of Husan, at the Al Khader Junction near the West Bank settlement of Beitar Illit in the Etzion bloc.

The IDF said it had launched a search for the alleged perpetrator.

The injured soldiers received initial medical attention at the scene and were being transferred to hospital for further treatment, the military said.

הצלה ללא גבולות יו"ש: סיכום לפיגוע דריסה בכפר חוסאן נפגעו חייל ו 2 חיילות סובלים מפגיעות בגפים תחתונות המחבל נמלט רגלית . טנ"צ מפנה 2 נט"ן מפנה 1.

Posted by ‎הצלה ללא גבולות – Rescuers Without Borders‎ on Saturday, 23 June 2018

Earlier this month, Israeli troops thwarted an attempted car-ramming attack in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

The driver of the vehicle tried to run over soldiers stationed on a road leading to the Tomb of the Patriarchs but was shot dead by troops, according to the IDF.

The army said the Palestinian assailant first attempted to run over an officer and another soldier with a small tractor.

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