JERUSALEM (JTA) — Three Israeli soldiers were injured in a suspected car-ramming attack in the West Bank.
The incident Monday morning took place near the Karmei Tzur settlement located south of the Gush Etzion Junction, which has been the site of many such attacks.
One soldier suffered a head injury; the other two were lightly wounded. They were treated at the scene before being evacuated to hospitals in Jerusalem.
A fourth soldier at the scene shot the Palestinian driver and “successfully neutralized the terrorist before anyone else was hurt,” the Israeli army spokesman said.
The Palestinian Maan news agency reported that the driver, identified as Ramzi Abu Yabes, a resident of the Dheisheh refugee camp, was killed by the soldier’s bullet. The report said his wife also was in the car and was injured.