Israeli Soldiers Killed in Palestinian Car-Ramming Attack in West Bank

Israeli forensics experts inspect the wreckage of a car which ploughed into a group of soldiers in the occupied West Bank

Israeli Soldiers Killed in Palestinian Car-Ramming Attack in West Bank

An Israeli soldier is taken off a helicopter into the emergency room in a hospital in Petah Tikva, March 16, 2018.

The driver who had escaped from the scene was captured by Israeli security forces shortly after the attack, the Jerusalem Post newspaper reported.

Avigdor Lieberman, Israel's defence minister called for the death penalty to be applied to Kabha and accused the Palestinian Authority of being behind Friday's incident.

This is the third car-ramming to take place in Israel this month: two similar accidents occurred in the northern Israeli city of Acre, resulting in two soldiers and one police officer being injured.

Hamas welcomed the ramming attack, but did not claim responsibility for it.

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About 85 percent of the dead were civilians killed by the forces of the Syrian government and its allies, the Observatory said. He did not say when the alleged attack would take place or provide detailed evidence to back his assertions.

The attack came 100 days after US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

"This revolution against the Trump decision and the occupation is not a wave of anger but an ongoing action until our people are totally free", said Hamas, which is considered a terrorist organisation by Israel, the United States, and others.

Israel occupied and subsequently annexed East Jerusalem in 1967 in a move that was not recognised by the global community.

Last week, Israeli forces killed a mentally disabled Palestinian man during clashes in the Bab al-Zawiya area of Hebron city in the occupied West Bank.

According to AFP, since President Trump's declaration, more than 30 Palestinians and four Israelis have been killed in violence. Palestinians remain outraged at this decision, as East Jerusalem is Palestinian land and home to Al Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site for Muslims.

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