An Israeli was struck by a vehicle and critically wounded in a suspected car ramming attack in the West Bank on Wednesday afternoon.
The incident occurred near the Palestinian city of Halhul on Highway 60.
MDA paramedics treated an Israeli man in his twenties at the scene and who was later evacuated to Hadssah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem. A hospital official said that the critically injured man was fighting for his life.
Security forces subdued the terrorist but his condition was not known.
MDA paramedic Dvora Aviad said that the injured Israeli was laying unconscious at the side of the road when she reached the scene.
“Together with IDF medical personnel we provided the man with first aid and then we evacuated him to hospital,” Aviad said.
On Sunday, near the scene of the Wednesday attack, three Border Police officers were wounded in a suspected Palestinian vehicular assault at the Beit Einun junction on Route 60, just outside Hebron.
In the Sunday incident, a car sped toward the junction, struck the three officers and fled the scene. Other officers opened fire at the vehicle, but failed to force it to stop.
Palestinians have increasingly focused their attacks on the Hebron area and the stretch of Route 60 that goes from the Kiryat Arba settlement through the Beit Einun junction and onward to the Gush Etzion region until the road reaches Jerusalem.