Two killed, two injured in car-ramming attack in Samaria

Casey Dawson
March 17, 2018

Two Israeli soldiers have been killed a auto attack near the town of Yabed in Jenin in the occupied West Bank in Palestine, according to Israeli media reports.

Israeli security forces and forensics inspect the destroyed vehicle that was used by a Palestinian assailant in a auto ramming attack targeting a group of Israeli soldiers near Mevo Dotan in the north of the occupied West Bank, March 16, 2018.

Israeli media reported two people were killed and three injured in what they described as a suspected vehicle ramming near the Palestinian city of Jenin in the northern West Bank.

It said one of the dead was an officer and the other was a conscript.

Israel's Shin Bet security agency identified him as Alaa Kabha from the village of Barta, near Jenin.

The attack took place between Mevo Dotan and Hermesh on Route 585. It said he had previously been imprisoned for security offences and was released a year ago. Palestinian media reports said he was 26.

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At least 45 people were injured in an explosion in a fruit truck stationed in a parking lot on Band Road in August previous year . Rescue 1122 teams shifted the injured policemen and civilians to nearby hospitals, where an emergency has been imposed.

Israel's Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Twitter: "We will act to secure the death penalty for the terrorist, for the demolition of his home and for the punishment of anyone who collaborated".

The rallies saw at least three Palestinians and two Israeli soldiers suffer injuries.

Palestinians also see the city as their capital and Trump's recognition broke with decades of United States policy that the status of the city would be negotiated between the parties.

The attack came 100 days after US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Gaza's rulers, the Islamic militant group Hamas, issued a statement praising the "operation" but did not take responsibility.

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