Hit-and-run near Hebron injures three Israeli police officers

Published November 1st, 2015 - 04:57 GMT

Three Israeli Border Police officers were injured in a suspected hit-and-run outside Beit Einun east of Hebron on Sunday afternoon, the Israeli army said.

The Israeli army's chief spokesperson, Peter Lerner, said that a Palestinian rammed his car into the officers before fleeing the scene.

Al-Quds television broadcast footage taken moments after the incident, with dozens of soldiers as well as medics appearing to evacuate at least one soldier.

A spokesperson for Magen David Adom, Israel's emergency services, said that all three officers were in moderate condition, although he believed one of them was in a more serious condition than the other two.

One of the police officers, identified as a 20-year-old man, was taken to Hadassah hospital in Ein Kerem, where a spokesperson said he was in moderate condition and was conscious.

The other two were evacuated to Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem where a spokesperson said they were still undergoing evaluation. She said their condition was not life-threatening.

Earlier on Sunday, Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian in Beit Einun after an alleged stabbing attack. No Israelis were injured.

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