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Palestinian teenager in critical condition after trying to stab Israeli soldiers

In this Sept. 27, 2017 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a ceremony marking 50 years since Israel captured the West Bank and other territories in the 1967 Mideast war, in Gush Etzion settlement in the West Bank. Gush Etzion junction, next to a major Israeli settlement in the southern West Bank, has been the site of a series of violence lately. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)
JERUSALEM: A Palestinian rammed his car into two Israeli civilians in the occupied West Bank on Friday before trying to stab soldiers and being shot, the Israeli army said.
An army statement alleged that the attacker drove his car into the two Israelis near the Gush Etzion junction in the southern West Bank, leaving them both injured.
“The assailant proceeded by exiting the vehicle, armed with a knife, and attempted to stab (Israeli) soldiers,” it added, saying he was shot and “severely injured” before harming anyone.
The Palestinian assailiant and one of the wounded were evacuated to the Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem.
A spokeswoman for the hospital said the Palestinian was 17 and in critical condition.
Since a wave of violence broke out in October 2015, at least 308 Palestinians or Arab Israelis as well as 51 Israelis and seven foreigners have been killed, according to an AFP count.
Gush Etzion junction, next to a major Israeli settlement in the southern West Bank, has been the site of multiple attacks during that time.
Violence has subsided significantly in recent months.

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