2 Israelis injured in West Bank shooting attack

Jerusalem: Two Israelis suffered mild injuries in a Palestinian shooting attack on a bus near a settlement in West Bank on Wednesday evening.

The incident occurred near Focus Crossing, next to Beit El settlement, located north of Ramallah city, Xinhua reported.

In a statement, a military spokesperson said that a live fire was opened at a moving bus. “Two civilians were struck by fragments and lightly injured before being evacuated for medical treatment,” the statement read.

Among the two injured, one was a bus driver in his 30s and the other was a passenger aged 35 years.

The spokesperson added that the shooters fled after the attack and the Israeli forces have launched a search operation in the area.

Earlier on Tuesday, a Palestinian woman was hurt in a shooting incident after she had attempted to stab the Israeli border police officers with scissors near a petrol station in the northeast of Jerusalem.

On Monday, a Palestinian man sustained injuries when he was shot by Israeli forces in a similar attack on them in the settlement of Kiryat Arba, situated east of Hebron city.