Israeli female soldier seriously wounded in car ramming attack in West Bank

After ramming vehicle into soldier, the terrorist was shot dead by police officers on a busy street; suspected terrorist is said to have held an Israeli work permit and was employed at Rami Levy supermarket branch

Elisha Ben Kimon|
An Israeli female soldier was severely wounded in a car ramming attack in the West Bank on Tuesday, the military confirmed.
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  • The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said soldier was run over near the settlement of Kokhav Ya'akov. The terrorist fled the scene, but was eventually shot and killed by Israeli forces after a short manhunt. The forces are sweeping the area for additional suspects.
    The suspected terrorist was named as Rani Mamoun Faiz Abu Ali, 45, a father of five children from the Palestinian city of Beitunia near Ramallah.
    He said to have held an Israeli work permit and was employed at Rami Levy supermarket branch at Sha'ar Binyamin industrial zone in the West Bank
    According to a preliminary investigation, as troops began to chase after him, he reached an obstruction set up by the police.
    He then exited the vehicle, and was shot by the officers in the middle of a busy road.
    Medics treated the wounded soldier on site, before Magen David Adom emergency services transported her to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.
    "We arrived quickly to the scene, the injured woman was laying on the street, close to a roundabout, while conscious and sustaining bruises on her head and upper body," said an MDA paramedic.
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    Scene of the car ramming attack in the West Bank
    "We were told that a car hit her and fled. We quickly brought her on to the ambulance while giving her medical treatment that included stopping the bleeding and medication against the pain, and we evacuated her to an intensive care ambulance, that took her to the hospital in serious and stable condition."
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