Palestinian who attempted to ram car into Israeli forces in Hebron is shot
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Palestinian who attempted to ram car into Israeli forces in Hebron is shot

Officers said the driver struck a police vehicle and and other forces securing an area by the city, before being shot and taken to hospital where he died

An IDF soldier next to an armoured vehicle
An IDF soldier next to an armoured vehicle

A Palestinian man in the West Bank who attempted to ram his car into police has been shot by Israeli forces.

Officers said the driver struck a police vehicle and then attempted to hit forces securing an area near the city of Hebron. Police say officers opened fire at the car and no Israeli forces were harmed.

Police said the driver was taken to hospital and died there. The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the death but did not identify the man.

In a separate incident in the northern West Bank, police said another Palestinian drove his car towards Israeli forces, who opened fire and arrested the driver.

The incidents come as Israeli troops hunt for suspects who shot and wounded seven Israelis outside a Jewish settlement this week, including a pregnant 21-year-old whose baby was prematurely delivered by Caesarean section after the attack. The baby remains in critical condition.

Following that attack, the military carried out a series of raids in the city of Ramallah, bursting into stores and the offices of the official Palestinian news agency.

Speaking at the opening of an interchange near an Israeli settlement, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the shooting and promised to “hunt down those responsible for the attack and make them pay.

Security forces are also still searching for a Palestinian who killed two Israelis in an attack at a West Bank industrial zone in October.

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