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Israel: Palestinian Driver Killed, 3 Israeli Soldiers Wounded in West Bank

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Palestinian men inspect a vehicle with a bullet-shattered windshield at the site of a ramming attack against Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Ramallah, May 3, 2016.

Palestinian men inspect a vehicle with a bullet-shattered windshield at the site of a ramming attack against Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Ramallah, May 3, 2016.

Israel says its troops shot and killed a Palestinian driver in the occupied West Bank after he rammed his vehicle into one carrying three Israeli soldiers.

Palestinian health officials identified the dead man as 36-year-old Ahmed Reyad Shehada, and said the incident took place near his home town of Ramallah.

A hospital spokesman told Reuters that one of the Israeli soldiers was in life-threatening condition late Tuesday.

Authorities say Palestinian attacks in recent months have killed at least 28 Israelis and two U.S. citizens. Israel says its forces have killed nearly 200 Palestinians since violence erupted late last year over rumors that Israel was planning to restrict Palestinian access to holy sites in Jerusalem.

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