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Israel troops open fire after attacker rams car, injures man

Israel troops open fire after attacker rams car, injures man”

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma'an that a Palestinian vehicle hit a bus stop at the junction, injuring an Israeli civilian, adding that Israeli forces in the area shot at the driver. IDF troops on the scene opened fire, killing the attacker.

According to Ma'an documentation, Mashahra is the 19th Palestinian to have been killed by Israelis since the beginning of the year.

David Gavriel, a surgeon at Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek hospital, said the man in his 20's had suffered multiple wounds including gunshot wounds to the head.

The incident occurred at a major junction near the Gush Etzion bloc of Israeli settlements in the West Bank outside Jerusalem.

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Since September 2015, Palestinians have killed 42 Israelis, 2 visiting Americans and a British tourist in a wave of stabbing, shooting and car-ramming attacks.

Israeli officials have said that numerous attackers have done so due to personal problems, with some, like Friday's attacker, hoping to commit suicide by cop or soldier.

In that same time, Israeli forces killed at least 243 Palestinians, majority identified as attackers by Israeli authorities.

A number of deadly terror attacks have taken place at this intersection in the past.



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