Palestinian Attacker Shot and Killed by Israeli Troops
A Palestinian attacker who attempted to run over Israeli troops with a car was shot and killed by the forces in the occupied West Bank on Friday.
No Israelis were hurt in the car-ramming attack near a Jewish settlement, the military said in a statement.
“In response, the troops fired and neutralized the assailant,” it said.
Palestinian officials had no immediate comment.
Tension has risen in recent weeks with Israel saying it hopes to move ahead with a plan to extend sovereignty to Jewish settlements and the Jordan Valley in the West Bank, territory Palestinians want for their own independent state.
Palestinians have vehemently opposed such a move.