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Israeli soldiers shoot Palestinian teenager after alleged car-ramming attack

A Palestinian teenager was shot by Israeli soldiers after a car-ramming attack [Getty]

Date of publication: 17 November, 2017

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Israeli soldiers opened fire and severely wounded a Palestinian teenager after he allegedly rammed his car into two Israeli civilians in the occupied West Bank.
A Palestinian teenager was shot on Friday after ramming his car into two Israeli civilians in the occupied West Bank before trying to stab soldiers, the Israeli army said.

In a statement the army alleged the attacker drove his car into the two Israelis near the Gush Etzion junction in the southern West Bank, leaving them both injured.

"The assailant proceeded by exiting the vehicle, armed with a knife, and attempted to stab (Israeli) soldiers," it added, saying he was shot and "severely injured" before harming anyone.

The Palestinian assailiant and one of the wounded were taken to the Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem.

A spokeswoman for the hospital said the Palestinian was 17 years old and in critical condition.

Since a wave of violence broke out in October 2015, at least 308 Palestinians or Arab Israelis as well as 51 Israelis and seven foreigners have been killed, according to an AFP count.

Israeli authorities say most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks. Others were shot dead in protests and clashes.

Gush Etzion junction, next to a major Israeli settlement in the southern West Bank, has been the site of multiple attacks during that time.

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