Updated November 28, 2015 07:19:15

Israeli security forces stand around a crashed car. Photo: Israeli safety forces stand at the internet site where a Palestinian man rammed his vehicle (L) into Israelis soldiers. (AFP: Ahmad Gharabli)

Two Palestinians have rammed their vehicles into Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank, injuring seven, before each assailants had been killed, raising this week’s Palestinian death toll to 10.

In the 1st attack, a Palestinian drove into soldiers at a bus station close to Kfar Adumim settlement, northeast of Jerusalem, and was shot dead, police said.

Police identified him as Fadi Hassib, from Ramallah, whose brother was shot dead on Sunday right after ramming his auto into Israelis before charging at them with a knife.

Israel’s Magen David Adom emergency healthcare service said the two soldiers have been taken to hospital in Jerusalem with light to moderate injuries.

A senior police officer stated the assailant got out of his car and started to run soon after hitting the soldiers, just before he was shot dead by a civilian.

Many hours later, an additional Palestinian was shot dead right after driving his car into a group of soldiers, injuring five close to Beit Ummar settlement near Hebron in the southern West Bank, an army spokesman stated.

He identified the attacker as 20-year-old Omar Zaakik.

Friday’s incidents raise the quantity of Palestinians killed because October 1 to nearly one hundred, including an Israeli Arab.

Over half of them have been alleged perpetrators of stabbing, shooting and vehicle ramming attacks aimed at Israeli civilians and safety forces. Others have died in clashes with safety forces.

The violence has also left 17 Israelis, an American and an Eritrean dead.

Ten Palestinians and 1 Israeli soldier have been killed since the commence of this week.

Netanyahu announces new safety measures

Friday’s incidents are the latest in a wave of unrest that has shaken Israel and the Palestinian territories given that early October.

Each Friday, Palestinian movements headed by Islamist movement Hamas get in touch with for a “day of rage”, which escalates into clashes among Palestinian youths throwing stones and Molotov cocktails and Israeli security forces who respond by shooting genuine or rubber-coated bullets and tear gas.

The international community has regularly urged Israelis and Palestinians to take measures to ease the unrest.

On Monday, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a series of new security measures likely to have an effect on the daily lives of Palestinians in the West Bank.

He announced tighter controls on Palestinian automobiles and an increase in the quantity of so-named “bypass roads” which create separate routes for Palestinians and Jewish settlers.

Throughout a go to to a West Bank settlement that has been the scene of many attacks, he also said perform permits would be withdrawn from the households of alleged attackers.

Netanyahu added there would be “no limits” on the powers of Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, where some 400,000 Jewish settlers live among 2.8 million Palestinians.

Attempts to ease the tensions, including a go to by US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday, have so far proved unsuccessful.


Topics: government-and-politics, unrest-conflict-and-war, israel, palestinian-territory-occupied

Initial posted November 28, 2015 06:31:00

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