Drive-by gunman targets Israelis at West Bank bus stop
Troops open fire on fleeing vehicle after six wounded near Jewish settlement
A drive-by shooting wounded several Israelis at a bus stop near a settlement in the occupied West Bank on Sunday night, according to the Israeli military.
Six people were hospitalized after the attack near the Ofra settlement north of Jerusalem, including a 30-year-old woman whose condition was serious, the army said in a statement.
“Shots were fired at Israeli civilians standing at a bus station from a passing Palestinian vehicle,” the military wrote on Twitter.
Israeli soldiers “nearby responded by firing towards the vehicle, which fled,” it said, adding “troops are currently searching the area.”
The wounded were rushed to hospital in Jerusalem, the army statement said.
It is the first such attack in the West Bank since November 26 when a Palestinian rammed Israeli soldiers with a car, injuring three of them. The assailant was later killed by Israeli forces.
– with reporting by Agence France-Presse