Palestinian wounds one in car-ramming, shot dead

A Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli forces on Wednesday after allegedly trying to ram his auto into a group of Israelis in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

According to the army, one Israeli was slightly injured in the alleged auto attack.

The victim was conscious, "but disoriented" after the attack, a medic said.

Israeli policemen stand guard at the scene of a Palestinian ramming attack at the Gush Etzion Junction, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem April 19, 2017. After being initially treated at the scene by paramedics he was evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem.

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Earlier this month, an IDF soldier Sgt. Elhai Teharlev, 20, was killed in a similar car-ramming attack near Ofra in the West Bank.

The incident was the latest in a spate of violence between Israelis and Palestinians that have claimed lives of at least 241 Palestinians, 41 Israelis, two USA nationals, a British tourist, and two African asylum seekers since September 2015.

Israel says at least 163 of the Palestinians killed had launched stabbing, shooting or vehicle ramming attacks.

The spate of Palestinian attacks that began in October 2015 was dubbed the "lone wolf" intifada, as numerous attacks were carried out by individuals who were not connected to any terror group.

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