Car-ramming attack wounds Israeli in West Bank

Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian driver who rammed his auto into a bus stop in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday injuring a pedestrian, the army and a hospital spokesman said.

Medics from the Magen David Adom ambulance service treated the injured Israeli man, who suffered a head wound after being hit by the vehicle as it plowed into a bus.

The junction has been the scene of many attacks since the current wave of violence began more than one and a half years ago.

The Jerusalem Post reports that the victim was an Israeli civilian in his 60s, and was taken to the city's Shaare Zedek Medical Centre for treatment.

The incident was the latest in a long list of sporadic street attacks by Palestinians and came six days after a Palestinian man stabbed a British student to death on a tram in Jerusalem.

Gush Etzion is a cluster of Israeli settlements in the West Bank located south of Jerusalem.

The Israeli authorities, meanwhile, say at least 48 Israelis have been killed in attacks by Palestinians over the same period.

The spate of Palestinian attacks that began in October 2015 was dubbed the "lone wolf" intifada, as numerous attacks were carried out by individuals who were not connected to any terror group.