Accessibility links

Breaking News

Police: Palestinian Tries to Ram Israelis, Is Shot Dead

Palestinian mourners carry the body of Bilal Zayed, 23, who was killed in clashes with Israeli troops, during his funeral in the Qalandia refugee camp on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015.

Israeli soldiers have fatally shot a Palestinian woman who they said tried to ram them with her car in the West Bank.

A police spokeswoman said the officers fired on the vehicle Friday in the village of Silwad, about 12 kilometers northeast of Ramallah. The Associated Press reports the incident happened as Israeli forces were attempting to control of a group of rioting young Palestinians.

The Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz reports no Israelis were injured.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian Health Ministry says a 22-year-old Gaza man was killed by live fire Friday in an altercation with Israeli forces near the border fence.

On Thursday, Israel security forces killed three Palestinians suspected in two separate stabbings in the West Bank. Three Israelis were wounded in the stabbings.

Since mid-September, a wave of Palestinian, stabbing and vehicular attacks have killed 20 Israelis. At least 125 Palestinians have died by Israeli fire in the same period, of whom 86 Israel says were attacking or attempting to attack Israelis.

Israel blames the Palestinian attacks on incitement; Palestinians say the violence stems from frustration at nearly five decades of Israeli military rule.