Palestinian tries to stab soldiers in West Bank, is shot, army says


The Palestinian teenager allegedly perpetrated a car-ramming attack, injuring two Israeli settlers before he was shot and seriously injured by Israeli forces at the junction.

The young man was accused of ramming his vehicle towards two Israeli settlers at Efrat Junction and then at Gush Etzion Junction, in the south of occupied Bethlehem.

Two Palestinian children were injured after Israeli settlers stormed their houses in the West Bank city of Al Khalil (Hebron).

The terrorist is 17 years old and is now critically wounded. He was then shot by the army as he headed towards a group of soldiers; the military maintains that he attempted to stab soldiers before they shot him. The second victim, also male, is in light to moderate condition. "The soldiers responded by firing towards the assailant, who as a result was severely injured", the statement read.

The IDF after a preliminary investigation said that the Palestinian who carried out the attack was a 17-year-old Palestinian from the village of Halhul in the southern West Bank.