JERUSALEM — A Palestinian rammed his vehicle at an Israeli military patrol in central West Bank on Tuesday, wounding four soldiers, including a high-ranking officer, officials said.
The assailant, a resident of Jenin, drove his car at a patrol of soldiers as they were stepping out of their vehicle near the Tapuah junction, south of Nablus, a military spokesperson said.
“The attacker was shot and is receiving medical care,” the spokesperson said.
One paramilitary border police and two soldiers, including a lieutenant colonel, were lightly injured, a spokesman said.
It’s the latest run-over attack in two months of deadly violence in the Palestinian territories and Israel, which has claimed the lives of at least 90 Palestinians and 19 Israelis.
In a bid to quell the tension, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Israel on Monday night and expected to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday morning. PNA/Xinhua