Israel's military says a Palestinian woman intentionally drove her car toward soldiers who shot and wounded her.

The military says the driver slowed down, then sped up and drove the car toward the soldiers. It says troops jumped out of the way and were not hurt.

The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Friday's incident near the West Bank city of Hebron came at a tense time, after almost two months of Israeli-Palestinian confrontations.

During this time, 11 Israelis were killed in Palestinian attacks, most of them in stabbings, while 71 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire, including 45 who Israel said were involved in attacks or attempted attacks.

The latest unrest erupted in mid-September, with clashes at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site, and quickly spread.