Female Israeli soldier wounded in shooting, Hebron

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A female Israeli soldier sustained critical injuries after shot by unknown gunman near the Ibrahimi mosque in Hebron, southern West Bank.

Israeli media claimed that a gunman opened fire on the 20-year-old soldier and fled the scene. The soldier reportedly sustained moderate to serious injuries and was rushed to Sha’ari Tsedek medical center in Jerusalem.

Sources said that the gunman was standing on the roof of a building annexed to the Israeli settlements in Hebron.

Israeli troops are currently combing the area for the shooter.

On Friday, a gunman opened fire on a pub in Tel Aviv, killing two Israelis and wounding five others.

The current situation has been escalated for over three months now. It started with the Israeli settler attacks on Al-Aqsa mosque, and restrictions upon Palestinian entrance, and the arson attack against the Dawabsheh family, which killed ababy and his parents, and critically injured their four year old son.

Since the start of October, 143 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire, including at least 27 children and seven women, and injuring some 15,000 with live ammunition, rubber bullets and teargas.

24 Israeli settlers were killed in stabbing or run-ver attacks.