Israeli soldier seriously injured in West Bank car-ramming attack

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli soldier was seriously injured in a car-ramming attack Thursday in the West Bank as violence there escalates.

Israeli troops shot the Palestinian driver as he “drove quickly toward IDF soldiers next to a military post” in an apparent deliberate attack, the Israel Defense Forces said. The driver was “neutralized” by the gunshots, the IDF said.

Haaretz reported that the driver was killed by the gunshots.

The soldier is listed in moderate-to-serious condition at Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba.

The attack took place near Hebron in the settlement of Negohot.

The car ramming comes after an Israeli soldier was killed after being struck in the head with a large rock during a raid in a Palestinian village in the West Bank early Tuesday morning. The following morning, Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian teen during clashes in a Palestinian refugee camp near Hebron where the soldiers were on a manhunt for the rock thrower.