A Palestinian was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly carried out a car-ramming attack in the Israel-occupied West Bank, injuring a soldier, the Israeli military said.
The incident took place outside the Israeli settlement of Halamish.
The driver “accelerated his car toward a number of soldiers who were securing the route,” a military spokesperson said in a statement, adding the car “hit a soldier who has been evacuated to a hospital by an Israel Air Force helicopter that was dispatched to the scene.”
Israel’s Magen David Adom emergency health service said in a statement that the 19-year-old soldier sustained moderate injuries in his legs.
The suspect was apprehended and “transferred to security forces for further questioning,” the statement read.
The incident came amid a rise in both Palestinian violence against Israeli soldiers and settlers and settlers’ attacks against Palestinian farmers and villagers in the West Bank.
Israel seized the West Bank in a 1967 war and has controlled it ever since, despite international condemnation.