Palestinian motorist injures four near Jerusalem tram stop -police
Israeli police inspect the scene of a stabbing at the West Bank Gush Etzion junction near Jerusalem Monday - AP

JERUSALEM: A Palestinian motorist rammed his vehicle into a group of pedestrians near standing near a Jerusalem tram stop on Friday, injuring at least four, Israeli police said.

The incident, which police are treating as a suspected terrorist attack, occurred on a main road near to East Jerusalem, the predominantly Arab side of the city, close to an Israeli border police station.

Police said the driver got out of the vehicle and attempted to stab passersby before he was shot and wounded by a security guard. None of those hit by the car were seriously injured.

The incident took place close to a spate of similar attacks late last year when Palestinians drivers rammed their cars into people waiting at tram stops. In those attacks, three people were killed and around a dozen wounded.

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