A Palestinian truck driver, 41, rammed his car into Israeli troopers at a checkpoint and was later ‘neutralised’.
One Israeli soldier has been killed and two others injured in a ramming assault by a Palestinian truck driver at a checkpoint between Israel and the occupied West Financial institution, Israeli police and medical officers stated.
The ramming occurred on the Maccabim checkpoint, identified to Palestinians as Beit Sira, on Thursday, and the motive force left the scene instantly, solely to be stopped at one other checkpoint about six kilometres (4 miles) away the place he was shot and died, Israeli every day Haaretz reported.
In accordance with a press release from the Israeli military, the motive force was “neutralised”.
In a separate assertion, Israel’s Defence Minister Yoav Gallant provided his condolences to the household of the soldier killed and praised the safety forces “for his or her decided motion” in killing the attacker.
An Israeli police commander described the motive force as a 41-year-old Palestinian who had a allow to work in Israel.
Video circulating on social media confirmed a white truck surrounded by safety guards on the second checkpoint as gunshots rang out.
The checkpoint the place the truck rammed the troopers is on a serious freeway main from central Israel via the occupied West Financial institution and into Jerusalem and is subsequent to the Israeli metropolis of Modiin. The checkpoint is usually filled with commuters and safety guards or troopers.
The incident comes a day after a 15-year-old Palestinian teenager was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer after stabbing and wounding an Israeli settler in a light-rail station in occupied East Jerusalem.
In a single day on Thursday, 4 Israeli troopers have been wounded by an explosive machine as they patrolled and escorted Jewish settlers to Joseph’s Tomb within the occupied West Financial institution metropolis of Nablus, a degree of confrontation that has commonly witnessed protests by Palestinians.
Israel has intensified its near-nightly raids within the occupied West Financial institution since early final 12 months, and assaults by Israeli settlers on Palestinian cities and villages have elevated.
Greater than 200 Palestinians have been killed for the reason that begin of 2023, in what the United Nations stated is the deadliest 12 months for Palestinians because it started documenting fatalities in 2006.
A minimum of 30 Israelis have been killed in Palestinian assaults in the identical interval.