Police: Car-ramming attack in northern Israel injures 3

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JERUSALEM (AP) — An Arab Israeli motorist rammed a car into a policeman and two soldiers Sunday, wounding all three in an attack in northern Israel, police said.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that after a preliminary investigation, the incident in the city of Acre was deemed to be "nationalistic," a term usually reserved for politically motivated attacks on Israelis by Palestinians.

Security footage shows a speeding jeep streaking through a junction where a uniformed paramilitary man is crossing, striking him and sending him flying into the air. In subsequent footage, the same jeep is seen crashing into another car.

Rosenfeld said a bystander opened fire at the vehicle and wounded the driver, who was apprehended. The investigation is still underway, and no further details were released.

Since 2015, Palestinians have killed over 50 Israelis, two visiting Americans and a British tourist in stabbings, shootings and car-ramming attacks. Over 260 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in that time. Israel says most were attackers.

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