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A Palestinian was shot dead on Sunday near Jericho after he ran over and wounded five soldiers at a bus stop in the occupied West Bank.

The incident comes a day after a Palestinian gunman killed an Israeli near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank and on the eve of Israel holding national elections.

According to the Israeli authorities, quoted by the AP agency, the Palestinian driver will have advanced with the car against a group of who were at a bus stop near the city of Jericho, managing to injure five.

The same source adds that at the scene there was an Israeli police officer and a civilian who shot at the driver of the vehicle.

Amateur videos, taken from the scene, show the two Israelis firing several shots at the Palestinian driver, while he was outside the car. Another video also shows an Israeli soldier, on the ground, writhing in pain.

On Friday, two Palestinians were killed and a third wounded by the Israeli army in the occupied West Bank.

On Saturday, UN Middle East envoy Tor Wennesland expressed its concern in the Security Council with the “intensity of violence in the occupied West Bank”, where “desperation and anger” “erupted again”.

More than 130 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank and East Jerusalem this year. The fighting has escalated since a series of Palestinian attacks that killed 19 people in Israel in the spring.

The Israeli army says the most Palestinians killed are Islamic militantsbut in the meantime youths who were throwing stones in protest against Israeli military incursions and others not involved in clashes were also killed.

Israel captured the West Bank in the 1967 war and built more than 130 settlements there, many of which resemble small towns, with apartment blocks, shopping centers and industrial zones.

Palestinians want the West Bank to be the main part of their future state. Most countries see settlements as a violation of international law.

Source: Sicnoticias

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