Suspected Car-Ramming Attack Injures Three People in West Bank - IDF

© REUTERS / Ammar AwadGeneral view of houses of the Israeli settlement of Givat Ze'ev, in the occupied West Bank February 7, 2017
General view of houses of the Israeli settlement of Givat Ze'ev, in the occupied West Bank February 7, 2017 - Sputnik International
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The Israeli Defense Forces reported that at least three Israelis were wounded as a result of what they suspect was a ramming attack. The incident took place near the West Bank village of Husan, west of Bethlehem.

The Israeli Defense Forces have stated that the attack is currently being probed. The driver managed to flee the scene and security forces are currently searching the area to find him.

​Numerous similar attacks have taken place in the disputed territory of the West Bank: among the latest, a car-ramming attack that wounded an Israeli soldier near a security checkpoint near the Shavei Shomron settlement.

READ MORE: Israeli Soldier Wounded in Car-Ramming Attack in West Bank — Reports

The West Bank was seized by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War in the course of a long-lasting struggle between Israelis and Palestinians for the territory of what was previously the British Mandate of Palestine. The West Bank is mostly populated by Arabs and the United Nations considers this territory to be illegally occupied by Israel.

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