Palestinian shot dead after aborted car-ramming attack in West Bank

ByMAARIV ONLINE
February 19, 2016 17:09

Earlier on Friday, two Border Police officers were wounded in a stabbing attack at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday morning.

IDF soldiers stand guard during a demonstration by Palestinians

IDF soldiers stand guard during a demonstration by Palestinians against the closure of the main road in Jabaa area south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. (photo credit:REUTERS)

A Palestinian assailant was shot and killed after he allegedly tried to ram a car into Israeli security forces during rioting in the West Bank village of Silwad on Friday.

No Israelis were injured in the incident, according to the army.



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Earlier on Friday, two Border Police officers were wounded in a stabbing attack at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday morning.

According to initial reports, a Palestinian woman at the scene was wounded by shrapnel from gunshots fired in an attempt to neutralize the terrorist.


The suspected terrorist was shot dead. Security forces identified the assailant as a 20-year-old Arab Israeli.

According to police, the knife-wielding assailant attacked a patrol of officers from behind. The security forces then responded with gunfire, shooting and neutralizing the attacker.

Magen David Adom evacuated the victims, one in light condition and one with light-to-moderate wounds, to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in the capital.

Police units responded to the scene and cordoned off the flashpoint area.

Friday's attack came after a pair of 14-year-old Palestinians carried out a stabbing attack at a supermarket in the West Bank's Binyamin region, killing one off-duty IDF soldier and wounding another civilian.

The Damascus Gate has been the location for many attempted stabbing and terror attacks of late.


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