Israeli soldier killed in alleged car ramming attack near Ramallah

Published April 6th, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Israeli security forces stand guard at the site of a car ramming attack outside the Israeli settlement of Ofra, north of the Palestinian city of Ramallah, on April 6, 2017. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
Israeli security forces stand guard at the site of a car ramming attack outside the Israeli settlement of Ofra, north of the Palestinian city of Ramallah, on April 6, 2017. (AFP/Thomas Coex)

An alleged car-ramming attack occured at the Ofra junction near the illegal Israeli settlement of Ofra in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah on Thursday morning, according to the Israeli army, killing an Israeli and lightly injuring another. 

Israeli media reported that an Israeli soldier was killed in the incident, while another soldier was injured. 

A spokesperson for Magen David Adom told Ma'an that two Israeli youths were hit by the car. One was declared dead and the other was lightly injured in the incident. However, the spokesperson could not confirm whether the two were Israeli soldiers. 
 
According to Israeli media, Israeli soldiers opened fire at the Palestinian driver of the vehicle. Their injuries are not yet known. 
 
An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed to Ma'an several moments later that one Israeli had been killed and the injured Israeli was taken to a hospital for treatment. However, the spokesperson could not confirm if the two were soldiers. 
 
The spokesperson told Ma'an that the "attacker" was detained by Israeli forces, but would not confirm if they had sustained any injuries.

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