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Israeli police says Palestinian attacker runs over Israeli police officers in Jerusalem

  • File - In this Nov. 3, 2009 file photo, Palestinian workers stand under a shelter to keep dry from the rain as they wait for transportation after crossing from the West Bank town of Qalqilya to work in Israel, at the Israeli army's checkpoint near Kibbutz Eyal in central Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, called off a proposed plan to segregate Palestinians from Israelis on West Bank buses, overruling his defense minister amid a flurry of criticism in an attempt to avert the first crisis of his new government. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

    File - In this Nov. 3, 2009 file photo, Palestinian workers stand under a shelter to keep dry from the rain as they wait for transportation after crossing from the West Bank town of Qalqilya to work in Israel, at the Israeli army's checkpoint near Kibbutz Eyal in central Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, called off a proposed plan to segregate Palestinians from Israelis on West Bank buses, overruling his defense minister amid a flurry of criticism in an attempt to avert the first crisis of his new government. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2015 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, speaks with Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon during a ceremony for new Israeli Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem. Netanyahu on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, called off a proposed plan to segregate Palestinians from Israelis on West Bank buses, overruling his defense minister amid a flurry of criticism in an attempt to avert the first crisis of his new government. Thousands of Palestinians enter Israel for work each day from the West Bank and often return home in buses alongside Jewish settlers. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2015 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, speaks with Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon during a ceremony for new Israeli Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem. Netanyahu on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, called off a proposed plan to segregate Palestinians from Israelis on West Bank buses, overruling his defense minister amid a flurry of criticism in an attempt to avert the first crisis of his new government. Thousands of Palestinians enter Israel for work each day from the West Bank and often return home in buses alongside Jewish settlers. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)  (The Associated Press)

Israeli police says a Palestinian attacker in a vehicle has run over two police officers in Jerusalem.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says Wednesday's attack took place in a neighborhood in east Jerusalem. He said officers on the scene opened fire at the attacker and wounded him critically. The two police officers were lightly wounded and evacuated to a hospital.

Israel has seen several isolated vehicular and stabbing attacks in Jerusalem in recent months, raising fears of a renewed wave of Palestinian violence like the one that gripped the country a decade ago.

The most serious recent incident came last month when a Palestinian motorist intentionally rammed his car into a group of Israeli Jews near Jerusalem, killing one man and seriously injuring a woman.