Palestine: 5 Israeli soldiers injured in car-ramming attack in West Bank
By Ahmed Asmar
ANKARA (AA): Five Israeli soldiers were injured on Sunday in a car-ramming attack near Jericho city in the occupied West Bank, according to Israeli authorities. Meanwhile, a general strike paralyzed the West Bank city of Hebron on Sunday amid Israeli settlers attacks on Palestinian property.
Police and the army said in statements that a Palestinian driver rammed his car into soldiers at two locations south of Jericho before he was shot.
According to Israeli media, the attacker was listed in serious condition.
Sunday’s attack came one day after an Israeli settler was killed and two others were injured in an attack in the West Bank city of Hebron on Saturday.
There was no claim of responsibility for the attack.
A general strike paralyzed the West Bank city of Hebron on Sunday amid Israeli settlers attacks on Palestinian property.
All shops closed doors on Sunday in response to a call by the Palestinian Fatah group to stage a strike in the city, according to an Anadolu Agency reporter.
Manal Daana, an activist working with the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, told Anadolu Agency that at least 10 Palestinian vehicles were damaged in attacks by Israeli settlers.
She said Israeli settlers also opened fire on several Palestinian houses. No injuries were reported.
On Saturday, an Israeli settler was killed and two others were injured in a Palestinian attack in the Kiryat Arba settlement in Hebron. Palestinians say the attack was a response to escalating settler attacks on their homes and property in the city.
Israeli and Palestinian estimates indicate there are about 650,000 settlers living in 164 settlements and 116 outposts in the West Bank, including in occupied Jerusalem.
Under international law, all Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories are considered illegal.
*Writing by Ahmed Asmar in Ankara & Awad al-Rujoub
[Photo: A general view of the empty streets during the general strike due to the attacks by Israeli settlers on Palestinian properties and blockade of Israeli soldiers in Hebron, West Bank on October 30, 2022. Photojournalist :Mamoun Wazwaz/AA]
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