Palestinian Shot Dead After Suspected Car-ramming Attack in the West Bank

A Palestinian man was shot dead on Thursday by Israeli military forces in the West Bank after a suspected car-ramming attack. 

The Israel Defense Forces' spokesperson said the suspect was shot at the scene, near the settlement of Negohot, south-east of Hebron, adding the army is looking into the incident.

Emergency medical teams reported a soldier in his early 20s was rushed to the Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva in moderate to serious condition after being hit.

– Negohot

The Israeli army spokesperson said in a statement that the suspect "drove quickly toward IDF soldiers next to a military post." The suspect then "hit one of the soldiers, and another soldier opened fire at the terrorist and neutralized him. The wounded man was sent for medical treatment in a hospital."

The scene of the suspected attack near the settlement of Negohot, south-east of Hebron, May 14, 2020. Magen David Adom

On Tuesday, a 21-year-old soldier died during a raid in the village of Ya'bad, near Jenin, when a stone hurled from a rooftop struck his head.

Witnesses said Israeli troops arrested 11 people in connection with the killing of Staff Sgt. Amit Ben Yigal, all members of the same family. Local reports also said four young people were wounded by rubber bullets.

On Wednesday morning, a 15-year-old Palestinian was killed by live fire in clashes with the IDF during an arrest raid in the Al Fuwar refugee camp near Hebron, and two more were injured.