Palestinian shot dead after alleged 'car ramming attack'

Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian woman after alleged car ramming attack against Israeli soldier in occupied West Bank

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

An Israeli soldier keeps guard during the removal of a car used allegedly by a Palestinian woman.

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian woman on Friday over an alleged attempt to ram them with her car in the occupied West Bank.

One soldier was injured and evacuated for medical treatment in hospital, the Israeli military stated.

The attack occurred at a main crossroad near the Israeli settlement bloc, Gush Etzion.

According to recent data, Israeli forces have killed at least 190 Palestinians while 15,645 others were injured by troops since October 1 last year. Some 1,500 had been struck by heavy ammunition, while more than 3,000 had sustained injuries from rubber bullets.

During the same period about 28 Israelis were reportedly killed by Palestinians.

Most of the Palestinians were killed under the accusation of allegedly carrying out knife and car-ramming attacks, according to Israeli authorities.

Some were shot dead during protests and demonstrations, meanwhile Palestinian children as young as seven have been injured by forces firing rubber-coated steel bullets.

Many analysts suggest Israel’s occupation of Palestine, its violent oppression of Palestinian communities, the complete lack of effort in peace progress and extrajudicial killings of Palestinians has lead to the unrest in the region.

US Vice President Joe Biden will start a five-day Middle East trip on Saturday. Next week, he will meet individually with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

US-brokered peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians collapsed in April 2014. 

TRTWorld and agencies