Israeli lightly injured in West Bank shooting attack

A search for the terrorist, who fled the scene, was underway in the early morning hours.

December 19, 2016 01:12
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Ambulance (illustrative). (photo credit: screenshot)


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An Israeli was lightly injured in a drive-by shooting attack near the West Bank settlement of Halamish, northwest of Ramallah, early Tuesday morning.

The injured man was treated at the scene and later evacuated to Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, according to United Hatzalah.

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A search for the terrorist, who fled the scene, was underway in the early morning hours. Security forces found an abandoned vehicle that the terrorist is suspected to have used.

The incident occurred only days after fire was opened on an Israeli vehicle in the Palestinian village of Deir Abu Maash'al near Ramallah, last Wednesday.

No casualties were reported in the incident, but damage was inflicted on the vehicle.

Earlier that day two Border Police officers were stabbed in the head and upper body with a screwdriver by a Palestinian near the Austrian Hospice in Jerusalem’s Old City.

The officers were treated at Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek Medical Center in light condition.

Daniel K. Eisenbud contributed to this article.

Daniel K. Eisenbud contributed to this article.

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