Tuesday, 20 October 2015

One dead, two hurt in alleged Gush Eztion car ramming attack


A PALESTINIAN man was shot dead this afternoon (Tuesday) after his car ran into a soldier and a civilian.

The incident happened at the Gush Eztion Junction toward Jerusalem in the West Bank. Israeli media has reported that the car smashed into the two pedestrians before hitting a concrete barrier.

It is alleged that he got out of the car with a knife in his hand, before a soldier from the Kfir Brigade opened fire, shooting him fatally in the head.

Magen David Adom paramedics that arrived at the scene treated a man aged about 20 and another aged about 30 who had been lightly wounded and took them to Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Karem.

It is the latest event in a surge of protest and violence between Israel and Palestine, which started on 1st October.

Thousands have been injured, and the current death toll is at 48 Palestinians (including ten children) and seven Israelis. more

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