At least 6 Israelis injured in West Bank terror attacks


JERUSALEM (JTA) — At least six Israelis have been wounded in West Bank terror attacks.

The attacks — two stabbings and a car ramming — took place Sunday.

Four Israeli civilians were wounded, two seriously, in the morning car-ramming attack at the Tapuah Junction in the northern West Bank when the driver accelerated his car into a crowd waiting at a bus stop. One of the victims reportedly was hit by a bullet meant for the driver, who was shot and killed by Border Police officers stationed at the traffic junction, a main thoroughfare.

The driver was identified as a 22-year-old Palestinian man from Ramallah.

Later in the morning, a civilian security guard was stabbed in the chest at the entrance to the city of Beitar Illit by a Palestinian woman. Surveillance footage of the incident shows the woman talking to the guard as she reaches into her large purse for a butcher knife, with which she stabs him.

The assailant — who was identified by the Palestinian Maan news agency as a 22-year-old Palestinian woman from the Husan village west of Bethlehem — was shot by the security guard and taken to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem.

Later in the day, a Jewish-Israeli man was stabbed in the village of Nebi Elias, near the border town of Alfei Menashe and the central Israeli city of Kfar Saba, where he had reportedly stopped to shop. Two men reportedly jumped the man and stabbed him in his upper body. The victim made his way to his car and drove to a nearby crossing between Israel and the West Bank. He suffered severe injuries, according to Magen David Adom.

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