Israeli soldier, civilian injured in West Bank car-ramming attack

Israeli security forces inspecting the site of a Palestinian attack near the Gush Etzion junction on Oct. 20, 2015. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Israeli security forces inspecting the site of a Palestinian terror attack in the West Bank, Oct. 20, 2015. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Israelis, a soldier and a civilian, were injured in a car-ramming attack in the West Bank.

The victims in the Tuesday afternoon attack at the Gush Etzion junction were taken by ambulance to Hadassah Medical Center at Ein Kerem. Neither was seriously injured.

The driver, identified as a Palestinian resident of the area, was shot and killed by Israeli security forces, Israel’s Channel 2 reported. After ramming the men at the junction, he exited his vehicle and attempted to stab them, the Israel Defense Forces said.

Hours earlier, an Israeli man was hit and killed by a truck after he got out of his car to inspect damage from rocks thrown by Palestinian rioters near Hebron. Also Tuesday, an IDF officer was lightly injured after being stabbed by a Palestinian man in the southern Hebron Hills. The assailant was shot dead by Israeli security forces.

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