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November 26, 2018 8:36 am

Three IDF Soldiers Wounded in West Bank Car-Ramming Attack

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Israeli policemen inspect the scene of a car-ramming attack near Hebron, Nov. 26, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Mussa Qawasma.

A Palestinian was shot dead while carrying out a car-ramming attack on Monday that wounded three Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, the IDF said.

The military said one of the soldiers sustained moderate injuries and the other two were slightly hurt when the Palestinian crashed his vehicle into them along a West Bank road north of the city of Hebron.

Another soldier then shot and killed the assailant, the military said.

Palestinians, many of them individuals without known associations with terrorist organizations, carried out a wave of car-ramming attacks in the West Bank in late 2015 and in 2016, but the frequency of such incidents has since decreased.

There was no claim of responsibility for Monday’s attack, which drew praise from Hamas as “a response to crimes carried out by the occupation,” a term the Gaza Strip-ruling terror group uses to refer to Israel.

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