Two Israelis have been wounded in a car-ramming attack in the West Bank on Friday morning.
The Palestinian then exited the vehicle and, armed with a knife, ran towards an IDF patrol, which opened fire and neutralized the terrorist, who sustained critical injuries, was treated at the scene and then evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem.
The young man was accused of ramming his auto towards two Israeli settlers at Efrat Junction and then at Gush Etzion Junction, in the south of occupied Bethlehem. The soldier shot the perpetrator in self-defense, wounding and neutralizing him at the scene. The second victim, also male, is in light to moderate condition.More news: GM reveals its 'fastest, most powerful' vehicle in 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1
The 70-year-old victim was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, and the 35-year-old was taken to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, where he was to undergo surgery for a brain injury.
The Palestinian was identified as Ezzedin Karaja, 17, from Hebron-district town of Halhul in the southern West Bank.
"After assessing the situation, army forces imposed a total siege on Halhoul", the statement read, adding that members of the alleged attacker's family had since been summoned for questioning.