A car ramming incident in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, today, left 12 people wounded, one of them reportedly in serious condition, according to WAFA medical sources and witnesses.
A security source said that the incident happened after the driver lost control of this car, leading him to swerve into people, on the sidewalk, and veer into two stores, in the center of town.
Unconfirmed witness reports, however, said that a brawl occurred between the driver of a car and a shop owner, prompting the driver to get into his car and ram it into people and the shops, causing the large number of injuries. The driver was arrested.
The Palestinian Red Crescent said that 12 of the injured were transferred to hospitals in Nablus, following the incident, one of them said to be in critical condition and the others moderate.
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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip, and continues into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.