An Israeli soldier has been injured after being struck by a car in a terror attack in the West Bank on Thursday.
The Palestinian terrorist was shot dead by another soldier at the scene, the IDF said.
The wounded serviceman, 21, sustained injuries to his extremities, the Magen David Adom ambulance service said. He was listed in moderate-to-serious condition.
A Palestinian drove at high speed toward IDF soldiers and hit one of the soldiers, who has since been evacuated to a hospital.
Another soldier at the scene of the car-ramming attack responded by firing toward the terrorist.
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The attack occurred along a highway near the Negohot settlement in the southern Hebron Hills.
According to the Israel Defense Forces, the driver accelerated as he drove his car toward a group of soldiers who were standing next to a military post outside Negohot.
The driver, whose name was not immediately released, struck one of the soldiers before another serviceman opened fire at the car and killed him, an army spokesperson said.
“When we arrived at the scene, we joined up with an IDF medical team that was giving medical treatment to the young man who was injured by the car. We quickly put him in our intensive care ambulance and took him to the hospital fully conscious and in stable condition,” an MDA medic said.
The injured serviceman was taken to Beersheba’s Soroka Medical Center. He was being treated in the trauma center, the hospital said.
Source: CUFI / Times of Israel