IDF thwarts car ramming attack near Ramallah; 2 Palestinians shot dead

Troops operating in the Jalazone Refugee camp observe a car coming at them at high speed and respond with gunfire, killing two and wounding a third; settlers block exits from West Bank city of Nablus in protest of surging violence

Yoav Zitun, Elisha Ben Kimon|
At least two Palestinians were shot dead and a third was injured on Monday, after an attempted ramming attack on troops carrying out arrests in the Jalazone refugee camp near Ramallah.
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  • No injuries to the troops were reported.
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    Aftermath of attempted ramming attack where two Palestinians were shot dead near Ramallah on Monday
    Aftermath of attempted ramming attack where two Palestinians were shot dead near Ramallah on Monday
    Aftermath of attempted ramming attack where two Palestinians were shot dead near Ramallah on Monday
    According to the military, as the force was leaving the camp at 4 am a car came at them driving at an extreme speed.
    "IDF soldiers operated in the Jalazone Camp and apprehended an individual suspected of terror activity. During the activity, two suspects attempted to carry out a ramming attack against IDF soldiers. The soldiers responded with fire and neutralized the two suspects," the IDF said in a statement.
    Meanwhile a group of settlers attempted to block exits from the West Bank city of Nablus, in protest of a shooting attack on Sunday, when an IDF soldier suffered mild injuries to his leg as his force was protecting a protest by settlers who called for the military to carry out a major offensive against terror actors.
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    Settlers seek shelter during shooting attack near Nablus on Sunday
    (Photo: Shomron Regional Council )
    The settlers claimed their safety had been compromised as terror attacks were becoming a daily occurrence.
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    מתנחלים כוננות ביטחונית הסלמה מחסומים פלסטינים
    מתנחלים כוננות ביטחונית הסלמה מחסומים פלסטינים
    Settlers block Nablus exits in protest of surge in terror attacks, on Monday
    They said that as- long- as their security would be compromised, they would make sure the Palestinians' security is impacted in the same way.
    A demonstration of settlers was planned outside the home of Defense Minister Benny Gantz later in the day.
    According to statistics released by the Shin Bet on Monday, some 172 incidents including 23 shooting attacks took place on the West Bank in September.
    The military said that in overnight West Bank raids, some 16 terror suspects were arrested.

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