Israel’s first aid agency said a man was seriously injured today when his vehicle came under fire in the West Bank city of Huara, without giving details of the identities of those involved.

His wife, who was in the car when she was shot, was taken to the hospital with post-traumatic shock, according to the same source.

There were also children inside the vehicle, Israeli media reported. The attacker allegedly fired 20 bullets into the car.

According to media reports, Israeli security forces arrested the attacker after a short manhunt.

The incident came as Egypt hosted Israeli and Palestinian officials today in the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, as part of an effort, backed by the US and Jordan, to contain a wave of violence in the West Bank in the run-up to the holy site for the muslim month of ramadan.

The five-day meeting follows a US-brokered summit in Jordan on February 26 that was the first of its kind in years. During this session, Israeli and Palestinian pledges for de-escalation were made, but these were disputed by factions on both sides and failed to stop the violence on the ground.

The meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh “aims to support the dialogue between the Palestinian and Israeli sides to work to stop unilateral actions and escalation and to break the current cycle of violence and achieve calm,” it says in statement issued by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

This could “facilitate the creation of a climate suitable for the resumption of the peace process”, it added.

The Muslim fasting month of Ramadan begins at the end of March.

In previous years, clashes have erupted between Israeli police and Palestinians around Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque at the height of Ramadan, which this year coincides with the Jewish and Christian Passover.