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12 Israeli soldiers injured in Jerusalem car-ramming

February 6, 2020 at 1:28 pm

Israeli security forces carry out a raid in search of a suspect wanted for a car-ramming attack earlier in Jerusalem on 6 February 2020 [MUSA AL SHAER/AFP/Getty Images]

Twelve Israeli soldiers were injured in a car-ramming attack in Jerusalem today after a car sped towards them near the First Station.

The soldiers were taking part in military activity when the attack occurred, the Israeli army said.

One of the soldiers suffered severe injuries and was taken to hospital while the remaining 11 were lightly injured, reports said. The attacker escaped and a manhunt was launched.

Hours later, an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank was shot and lightly wounded near the illegal Dolev settlement near occupied Ramallah.

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In a statement, the Israeli army said it was investigating the incident.

This was the third attack within 24 hours, after a policeman was wounded in a shooting attack in occupied East Jerusalem.

Also today, Israeli police shot a Palestinian in the Old City of Jerusalem after accusing him of carrying out a stabbing attack against an Israeli. It was not immediately clear if the Palestinian was injured or had died.

Israel’s Channel 12 had reported that an Israeli was lightly wounded after being stabbed in the area.

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Meanwhile, in the occupied West Bank, a 19-year-old Palestinian was killed by occupation forces in Jenin, six others were injured as occupation forces shot at protesters.

This came as occupation forces were demolishing the house of a Palestinian in the area leading to protests. Israeli snipers shot at the ensuing crowd killing the teen.