Israeli killed in car ramming attack on West Bank
JERUSALEM, Undefined – One Israeli was killed and another wounded on Thursday in a car-ramming attack near the Ofra settlement in the occupied West Bank, the army said.
The alleged attacker was arrested, an army statement said, without giving details about him.
Pictures published by Israeli media showed a vehicle with Palestinian licence plates which had mounted the pavement, surrounded by soldiers.
Israeli emergency services said the dead man was in his 20s and the wounded one 19.
The incident took place next to a bus stop outside Ofra, north of Ramallah.
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Two injured in suspected car-ramming in central West B
Medics treating one person in critical condition at Ofra junction, north of Ramallah; second victim lightly hurt timesofisrael.com
It was the first fatal attack on Israelis since January 8, when a Palestinian killed four soldiers in a Jerusalem truck-ramming attack.
A wave of violence that broke out in October 2015 has claimed the lives of 259 Palestinians, 41 Israelis, two Americans, one Jordanian, an Eritrean and a Sudanese, according to an AFP count.
Most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife , gun or
car-ramming attacks, according to Israeli authorities.
Others were shot dead during protests or clashes, while some were killed in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip.
The violence has greatly subsided in recent months.