JERUSALEM: Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians in the occupied West Bank yesterday, the army said, as violence escalates in the Palestinian territory.
The army said soldiers “neutralised” a driver who rammed his car into people near a military post south of the city of Hebron.
The Magen David Adom paramedic service said that it treated one person in moderate condition and three others who were lightly wounded.
The Palestinian health ministry named the alleged assailant shot by Israeli forces as Amro Abu Hussein.
Later yesterday, the army said soldiers “neutralised” another “terrorist” who tried to throw a bomb at a military post near the village of Abu Dis.
The West Bank has been under military occupation since the 1967 Six-Day war, with violence in the Palestinian territory escalating since the outbreak of fighting between Israel and Gaza rulers Hamas nearly three months ago.
More than 520 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank this year by Israeli security forces and settlers, according to a health ministry toll, at least 314 of them since Hamas’s Oct 7 attack on Israel.