Palestinian shot dead after alleged car ramming

ADDS CONTEXT IN SECOND SENTENCE - Israeli soldiers stand guard after the military blocked the road with an earth berm at one of the exits of the West Bank city of Hebron, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. Hundreds of Israeli troops guard about 850 Jewish settlers who live in Hebron, a city of some 270,000 Palestinians that has been a flashpoint of friction in recent weeks.(AP Photo/Nasse Shihoukhi)
 Israeli soldiers stand guard after the military blocked the road with an earth berm at one of the exits of the West Bank city of Hebron, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. Hundreds of Israeli troops guard about 850 Jewish settlers who live in Hebron, a city of some 270,000 Palestinians that has been a flashpoint of friction in recent weeks.(AP Photo/Nasse Shihoukhi)

 

A Palestinian was shot dead after allegedly ramming his vehicle into a group of Israelis lightly injuring two soldiers, according to Israeli officials.

The alleged attack took place at a bus station near the Israeli West Bank settlement of Kfar Adumim, northeast of Jerusalem.

Friday’s incident raises the number of Palestinians killed since Oct. 1 to 98. The violence has also left 17 Israelis, an American and an Eritrean dead.

The past week has been the deadliest thus far.

Attempts to ease the tensions, including a visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry have so far proved unsuccessful.

Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, has called a day of rage today.

More than 800 Palestinians have been arrested over the past two months, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon told public radio on Thursday.

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