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Motorcyclist killed in crash at West Bank junction

A motorcyclist was killed late Thursday after colliding with a car at a major junction in the West Bank.

The Magen David Adom ambulance service said the motorbike hit a vehicle on the side of Route 1 at the Almog Junction, in the direction of the Mitzpe Yeriho settlement.

It was not clear how he lost control of the vehicle.

Paramedics declared the death of the 19-year-old rider at the scene.

The victim was not immediately identified.

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In a separate incident, MDA said a 50-year-old man was moderately hurt after losing control of his motorcycle while riding through Jaffa. He was taken to a local hospital with injuries to his limbs.

According to the Road Safety Authority’s latest figures, 317 people have been killed in crashes on Israeli roads since the start of 2022, trailing the 332 who had died at the same point last year.