Israeli Worker Lightly Injured in Shooting Attack in Tulkarem
An Israeli worker was lightly injured in a shooting attack south of the West Bank city of Tulkarem and close to the 1967 Green Line border on Wednesday afternoon, said Israel Radio.
It was the day's second attack on Jewish settlers by Palestinian fighters in the West Bank.
Earlier in the day, a female Jewish settler was wounded in a drive-by shooting by Palestinians near the Jewish settlement of Ofra in the West Bank, reported Israel Radio.
She sustained light to moderate wounds in the attack, said the report.
The shots reportedly came from a house in a Palestinian village adjacent to the entrance to the settlement near Ramallah, according to Israel Radio.
The Palestinians fled in their vehicle, possibly to one of the villages in the vicinity, the radio said.
Since the outbreak of the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflict last September, Reuters reports that Palestinians have killed approximately 88 Israelis with weapons ranging from stones and knives to machineguns and car bombs. The latest suicide bombing raises that toll by at least 20. Israeli military sources have reported well over 600 injuries to Israelis of Jewish descent.
In the same time period, according to CNN, Israeli soldiers and armed Jewish settlers have killed 13 Arab Israelis and 450 Palestinians with weapons ranging from machineguns and tanks to US-made Apache helicopter gunships and F-16s. The most recent Israeli tank attack raises that death toll to 453.
According to Amnesty International, nearly 100 of the Palestinians killed were children.
In addition, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society has reported over 14,000 Palestinians wounded.
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