- Title: Driver shot dead after ramming car into Israeli civilians in West Bank
- Date: 16th August 2019
- Summary: ROADSIDE NEAR THE ISRAELI SETTLEMENT OF ELAZAR, WEST BANK (AUGUST 16, 2019) (REUTERS) PARAMEDICS STANDING NEAR CAR THAT WAS USED FOR RAMMING ATTACK- A BODY COVERED WITH SILVER SHEET SOLDIERS NEAR BODY ISRAELI ARMY AT SITE PARAMEDICS AND ARMY NEAR DAMAGED CAR ARMY JEEPS AT SITE WHERE A MAN RAMMED TWO ISRAELIS FEMALE SOLDIER AT SITE DAMAGED CAR BUS STATION WHERE RAMMING ATTACK TOOK PLACE SOLDIERS WALKING TOWARD CAMERA ARMY AMBULANCE AT SITE VARIOUS OF POLICEMEN AND SOLDIERS AND PARAMEDICS AT SITE TRAFFIC JAM AFTER ARMY BLOCKED THE ROAD DUE TO CAR RAMMING ATTACK/ BUS STATION WHERE CAR RAMMING TOOK PLACE
- Embargoed: 30th August 2019 13:16
- Keywords: car ramming security Palestinians West Bank Israelis
- Location: ROADSIDE NEAR THE ISRAELI SETTLEMENT OF ELAZAR, WEST BANK
- City: ROADSIDE NEAR THE ISRAELI SETTLEMENT OF ELAZAR, WEST BANK
- Country: Palestinian Territories
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001ASGWZLZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian driver they said had carried out a car-ramming attack on Friday (August 16) that injured two Israeli civilians in the occupied West Bank, one of them critically.
Reuters journalists at the scene saw police rolling the body of the driver into a plastic sheet. Palestinian health authorities identified him as a Palestinian national.
An Israeli police spokesman said an officer who had been near the scene opened fire after the attacker rammed his car into people by the roadside near the Israeli settlement of Elazar, close to the Palestinian city of Bethlehem.
Israel's Magen David Adom ambulance service said one of the Israelis, 17, was unresponsive and "in severe condition with multisystem trauma" and that the other, 19, had sustained moderate injuries.
Dozens of Israeli troops and medics were at the scene. The alleged attacker's vehicle, which bore Israeli license plates which allow greater freedom of movement in both Israel and the West Bank, was overturned by the roadside. Police said the attacker had been driving along a road which weaves past Palestinian towns and Israeli settlements.
Palestinians carried out a wave of car-ramming in the West Bank in late 2015 and 2016, but the frequency of such incidents has since ebbed.
Israel captured the West Bank in the 1967 Middle East war. Palestinians seek to establish a state there and in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Two Palestinian youths stabbed an Israeli policeman in Jerusalem's Old City on Thursday and were shot by officers, killing one of them.
Israeli-Palestinian peace talks broke down in 2014.
(Production: Roleen Tafakji/Illan Rosenberg)
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