Israeli seriously hurt in West Bank hit-and-run seen as intentional


JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli man was run over in the West Bank in what is suspected of being an intentional attack.

The victim, who is between the ages of 50 and 60, suffered severe head injuries in the hit-and-run Monday afternoon between the settlements of Migdalim and Maaleh Ephraim. He was airlifted to the hospital.

The driver fled the scene in his vehicle and was pursued by the Israeli army.

Hours earlier, a Palestinian woman stabbed an Israeli civilian at the main junction in Gush Etzion.

Also Monday afternoon, an Arab taxi driver was attacked with pepper spray in central Jerusalem by a Jewish man who fled on foot.

Meanwhile, two Jewish teens were arrested Monday for vandalizing the Max Rayne Hand In Hand Jerusalem School — the second attack on the joint Arab-Jewish school over the weekend. The teens allegedly hung banners with anti-Arab epithets on the school’s exterior walls.

Late Saturday night, the school was set alight and vandalized with spray-painted anti-Arab slogans.

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