One Injured in Ramming Attack in Gush Etzion

The Israeli army says troops have opened fire at a Palestinian assailant who rammed his vehicle into a West Bank bus stop, injuring an Israeli man.

Israeli emergency medical service Magen David Adom said in a statement that it treated a 60-year-old Israeli who suffered from a light-to-moderate head injury at a junction on Route 60 at around 16:00.

The TNB seems to have used a "legal loophole" to open its branch in Dahiat Al-Barid, which Israel considers a part of the West Bank, not East Jerusalem.

The Gush Etzion Junction has been the site of multiple attacks against both civilians and soldiers in the past two years.

The latest escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has seen a large number of auto ramming incidents against Israelis.

The incident was the latest in a spate of violence between Israelis and Palestinians that have claimed lives of at least 241 Palestinians, 41 Israelis, two USA nationals, a British tourist, and two African asylum seekers since September 2015.

In that same time, Israeli forces killed at least 244 Palestinians, majority identified as attackers by Israeli authorities.

Others were shot dead during protests or clashes, while some were killed in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip.

  • Rogelio Becker