Two alleged attackers dead, four Israelis wounded in West Bank


Four Israelis including a pregnant woman were injured when a Palestinian in a car allegedly accelerated into a hitchhiking station in the northern West Bank on Sunday, police said.

Two men aged 22 and 21 were seriously injured, spokeswoman Luba Samri said. Two others, including the pregnant woman, were lightly injured.

The driver of the vehicle was shot dead by Israeli border police.

He was identified as as a 22-year-old from al-Bireh, near Ramallah, the official Palestinian Wafa news agency said.

Little more than hour later, a 22-year-old Palestinian woman was shot dead after she stabbed a security guard at the entrance to Beitar Illit, a settlement south of Jerusalem, the military said.

She had come from a village near Bethlehem, Wafa said.

According to the Israeli Foreign Ministry, 10 Israelis have been killed by Palestinian knife and gun attacks since the beginning of October. According the the Palestinian Health Ministry, 80 Palestinians have been killed in the same time period. Most of them were alleged knife or vehicle attackers.

Others were killed in clashes with Israeli security forces, who have used tear gas, rubber bullets, as well as live ammunition and undercover commandos against Palestinians hurling rocks and petrol bombs.