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May 21, 2023 5:16 pm

West Bank: IDF Soldier Wounded in Car-Ramming Attack in Huwara

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Illustrative. Israeli police at the scene of a car-ramming terrorist attack near a market in Jerusalem on Monday, April 24, 2023. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters.

i24 NewsAn Israeli soldier was lightly wounded in a car-ramming attack in the West Bank on Sunday, local media said. The soldier, aged 20, was taken to hospital in stable condition.

Israeli security forces were reportedly in pursuit of the assailant, who fled in his vehicle. The incident took place near the Palestinian town of Huwara, the site of several attacks earlier this year.

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that “an additional soldier who was nearby fired toward the vehicle, which fled the scene.”

The incident comes amid an escalation in Israeli-Palestinian violence over the past year.

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