BETHLEHEM, West Bank, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Israeli soldiers shot dead Wednesday a Palestinian woman after she drove her car onto three Israelis and lightly wounded them in southern Bethlehem, Israeli and Palestinian sources said.
The Israeli media reported that a Palestinian woman, driving a car, ran over three Israelis standing at Gush Itzion settlement's crossroad south of Bethlehem in the southern West Bank.
The reports said Israeli soldiers stationed at the crossroad opened fire at the woman and critically wounded her. Three Israelis were lightly injured while the woman, identity unknown, died on the way to hospital.
Palestinian medical and security sources confirmed her death; however, the Palestinian health ministry hasn't officially confirmed it, the woman still in the hands of the Israeli side.
A wave of tension has been going on between Israel and the Palestinians since October 2015, with the latter frequently carrying out stabbing and cars run-over attacks.
Official figures said more than 350 Palestinians and one Jordanian in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, as well as over 40 Israelis had been killed since then.