Israeli police kill Palestinian after car-ramming attack on settlers

Israeli police kill Palestinian after car-ramming attack on settlers
1 min read
16 August, 2019
A Palestinian was shot dead after he was suspected of carrying out an attack on settlers.
A car-ramming incident took place in the West Bank [Getty]
A Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli police whom they suspected of carrying out a car-ramming attack in the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian was shot dead in the illegal settlement of Elazar in southern Jerusalem and close to Bethlehem after he rammed his car into a group of settlers.

He was seriously injured and later on died of his wounds. The Palestinian health ministry announced his death, without naming him.

Two Israeli settlers were injured in the attack. 

One teenager is reported to be in critical condition after sustaining life-threatening injuries.

Dr Bala Miklosh, head of the trauma department at Jerusalem's Hadassah hospital, said one of the Israelis, aged "about 19" with serious head injuries, correcting earlier reports of his age.

"He is undergoing surgery but is not yet out of danger," he said in a video clip on Whataspp.

A young woman -- less seriously injured -- was taken to the city's Shaare Zedek hospital.

Palestinians in the occupied West Bank carried out a wave of car-rammings and stabbings in late 2015 and 2016 as a reaction to Israel's illegal occupation, but the frequency of such incidents has since decreased to sporadic attacks. 

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