Israeli couple injured by gunfire on West Bank road
A pregnant woman and her husband were injured when their car came under fire Sunday near the West Bank city of Hebron, Israeli media reported.
The woman, 35, was driving near the Jewish settlement of Teneh Omarim, in the Southern Hills of the Palestinian city of Hebron, when her car was attacked. The Israeli couple continued driving to a hospital in the Israeli city of Beer Sheva after the attack, dpa reported.
It was the third attack in the last month against Jewish settlers living in the West Bank.
Four Israelis were killed on August 31 when militants from the Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamist movement Hamas, opened fire on traffic near the Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba near Hebron. That attack took place two days before the start of direct peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians on September 2 in Washington.
A few days later, two Israelis were wounded when their cars came under fire near the settlement of Kochav Hashachar, next to the West Bank city of Ramallah.
Sunday's incident coincides with the scheduled end of the Israeli freeze of the constructions in the occupied Palestinian territories. The moratorium on the building plans is officially due to expire at midnight (2200 GMT).
The Israeli government has not officially commented on whether it will extend the freeze.
The moratorium is at the crux of renewed Middle East peace talks, as the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has warned that he would walk out of the negotiations if Israel starts building again in on occupied Palestinian territory.
The talks started without the support of Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip and has called for Abbas to halt negotiations with Israel.