Israeli soldier killed, second injured in suspected West Bank auto ramming attack

Since August 2015, the occupied West Bank has been the scene of tensions between Israeli forces and the Palestinians protesting Tel Aviv's imposition of restrictions on the entry of Muslim worshippers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds.

"We reaffirm our commitment to the UN-approved principles for a Palestinian-Israeli settlement, which include the status of East Jerusalem as the capital of the future Palestinian state", the ministry said.

The Israeli army said a auto driven by a Palestinian deliberately rammed into two Israelis, killing one and injuring the other, in the occupied West Bank on Thursday. Witnesses told Israeli media that as he approached a bus stop, he accelerated and aimed the vehicle at two Israelis waiting there.

Palestinians say it stems from anger over Israeli rule in territory they claim for a state. Rescue services say the killed Israeli was 20-years-old.

That biographical curiosity and the name of her organization notwithstanding, Jewish Voice for Peace recently invited Rasmea Odeh, a Palestinian terrorist convicted of planting a bomb in 1969 that killed two Israelis (she has never expressed remorse) to speak at their conference.

A military checkpoint was also erected east of the city where several Palestinian vehicles were stopped and searched.

Led coalition: 229 civilian deaths in strikes since 2014
Since the push began in February, it is estimated the number of IS fighters has been halved to fewer than 1,000. The civilian deaths bring concern to those that worry ISIS will use them as anti-American propaganda.

Hamas and the Islamic Jihad were quick to praise the attack. The injured Israeli was evacuated to hospital for treatment.

Most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks, according to Israeli authorities.

When the Arab Initiative was re-endorsed, this time by the majority of Arab leaders in the Arab League Summit in Saudi Arabia in 2007, the then Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, had a most expressive response.

The violence has greatly subsided in recent months.

Tensions regularly flare over the site, as Palestinians fear Israel seeks to assert further control over the area.

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