Bullet holes in a car are examined following the attack (Image via Israel News Flash on Twitter)

Bullet holes in a car are examined following the attack (Image via Israel News Flash on Twitter)

Three have been killed and many injured after a drive by shooting by a Palestinian.

Near the West Bank settlement of Alon Shvut, Israeli media reported that three people were killed in a series of shooting and car-ramming attack.

An 18-year old Israeli, a US national and a Palestinian, were killed by two Palestinian assailants.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the shooter opened fire on an Israeli car from his vehicle. The Israeli military said the vehicle fled the scene and “intentionally” rammed his vehicle into a group of pedestrians.

The military said forces at the scene shot at the attacker, “identifying a hit”, although the attacker’s condition was not known. The attack took place in Gush Etzion, an area south of Jerusalem.

Thursday’s violence brings the number of Israelis killed in the wave of violence to 17. At least 82 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire, 52 of them said by Israel to be attackers, the remainder killed in clashes with Israeli troops.