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3 wounded after driver slams car into pedestrians in West Bank

Oct. 17, 2014: Palestinian supporters of the Islamist movement Hamas shout slogans and hold  pears with a slogan written in Arabic, "our Al-Aqsa is not their temple," during a protest against Israeli restrictions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the West Bank City of Ramallah.

Oct. 17, 2014: Palestinian supporters of the Islamist movement Hamas shout slogans and hold pears with a slogan written in Arabic, "our Al-Aqsa is not their temple," during a protest against Israeli restrictions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the West Bank City of Ramallah.  (AP)

Israeli police say a vehicle has slammed into pedestrians in the West Bank, wounding three of them in a suspected attack.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the driver of the "large commercial vehicle" bearing a Palestinian license plate fled the scene. Police were searching the area for the driver.

Wednesday's violence comes after a day of rising tensions, with a separate similar attack in Jerusalem killing one person and wounding 13 others.