Two Israelis wounded by Palestinian gunmen
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Two Israelis wounded by Palestinian gunmen

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Israelis were wounded after Palestinians opened fire on their car as it drove near Ramallah.

The men were attacked Wednesday evening and were able to drive to the nearby West Bank settlement of Ma’aleh Levona. They were taken to a hospital for treatment, according to reports.

Israeli soldiers searched the area for the gunmen.

A terrorist group calling itself "The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade – the Imad Mughniyeh groups" claimed responsibility for the attack.

Also Wednesday, an Israeli car was damaged near Hebron by stone-throwing Palestinians and a Molotov cocktail was hurled at an Israeli car driving near Bethlehem, causing some damage. 

The number of attempted attacks on both sides of the Green Line has risen significantly since the beginning of March, Ha’aretz reported Wednesday.