At least 19 people have been injured after being struck by a vehicle in the central Israeli city of Raanana on Monday, paramedics have said.
“We arrived in large numbers on scene and started triaging some 8 casualties in varying conditions,” said Israeli paramedic Eli Raymond.
Citing witnesses, Army Radio said the incident may have been a car-jacking during which the stolen vehicle crashed. There were also reports of at least one person being stabbed, although it is unclear if the incidents were linked.
The Magen David Adom (MDA) ambulance service said that number is likely to be higher with the ramming incident having taken place across three separate locations.
The victims include a woman in her 70s in critical condition and a man aged 34 and a 16-year-old in serious condition, MDA says.
Police say the suspect in the car ramming is a Palestinian from the West Bank city of Hebron and has been arrested.
In a statement, police said the man allegedly stole a total of three cars during the suspected car-ramming attack.