One person injured in vehicle ramming attack in Israel

The radio quoted Israeli army sources as saying that Israeli soldiers at the scene opened fire at the auto and critically wounded the driver after he drove his vehicle over a group of Israelis standing near the crossroad.

He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving to the hospital, an army spokesperson said.

According to Ma'an documentation, Mashahra is the 19th Palestinian to have been killed by Israelis since the beginning of the year.

Medics said he was a 60-year-old man with a head injury.

Several car-ramming attacks have occurred at that junction in the past year and a half. After being initially treated at the scene by paramedics he was evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem.

A wave of street attacks by Palestinians in Israel, Jerusalem and the Israeli-occupied West Bank since October 2015 has killed 37 Israelis, two American tourists and a British student.

Israeli officials have said that numerous attackers have done so due to personal problems, with some, like Friday's attacker, hoping to commit suicide by cop or soldier.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that a Palestinian man had been killed after carrying out a ramming attack.

The spate of Palestinian attacks that began in October 2015 was dubbed the "lone wolf" intifada, as numerous attacks were carried out by individuals who were not connected to any terror group.

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