Israeli taxi driver injured in shooting attack in West Bank-Xinhua

Israeli taxi driver injured in shooting attack in West Bank

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-10-02 19:53:15

JERUSALEM, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- An Israeli man was lightly wounded on Sunday morning in a shooting attack carried out by Palestinians near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank, said the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

The injured man, 40, was hit in the back by a bullet when driving a taxi along Route 555 between the Palestinian town of Bayt Furik and the Jewish settlement of Elon Moreh, before managing to reach a nearby army base for medical treatment, according to the IDF.

A bus driver reportedly said the windscreen of his vehicle was hit by a bullet in the same area. But no injury was reported on the bus.

Israeli security forces closed the road after the incident and began searching the area for the gunmen, said Israeli media.

An armed Palestinian faction claimed in a statement responsibility for the shooting. Some members of the group were previously affiliated with Fatah's Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade armed group and the Gaza-based Palestinian Islamic Jihad.