Three Israelis injured in West Bank shooting attack

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Three Israelis were wounded in a West Bank shooting attack.

The assailant in Sunday’s attack near Beit El has been identified as a Palestinian Authority Police officer from Nablus, the Palestinian Maan news agency reported.

The Palestinian assailant, 34, drove up to the checkpoint near Ramallah, left his car and opened fire on Israeli soldiers manning the area. He was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier during the attack.

One of the injured is in serious condition, a second in moderate to serious condition and a third lightly injured, according to reports. The army has not confirmed if any of the injured are soldiers.

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Also on Sunday, the driver of a car that attempted to ram to soldiers on Highway 443 on the way to Jerusalem was shot by soldiers and seriously injured. No soldiers were injured in the attempted attack, which took place near the West Bank settlement of Beit Horon, where 23-year-old Shlomit Krigman was stabbed and killed by a Palestinian assailant in the community’s supermarket.

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