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The attempted attack came a day after a Palestinian deliberately rammed his car into a crowd of pedestrians in Jerusalem Gali Tibbon/AFP

An Israeli settler has attempted to run over a Palestinian farmer near Bethlehem just a day after two hit-and-run attacks in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank.

The settler attempted to ram his vehicle into a Palestinian man in the town of al-Khader near Bethlehem but he managed to escape, independent news outlet Maan News Agency reported.

Witnesses reported that the settler fled the scene after crashing his vehicle in the failed attack.

The incident comes just a day after a hit and run attack in Jerusalem killed one and injured 13.

The attack saw Ibrahim al-Akri, from the Palestinian Arab neighbourhood of Shuafat in East Jerusalem, plough his car into two crowds of civilians in the city before being shot dead by Israeli security forces.

Hamas spokesman Mushir al-Masri praised al-Akri for his "heroic operation" and called him a "martyr".

"We congratulate the activity carried out by Jerusalem's blessed heroes that targeted soldiers and security men," the terror group said in a statement.

"This was a result of the crimes of the Zionists who continue to attack the worshippers and to violate the Palestinians' holy sites," they added.

Another suspected attack in West Bank saw a van plough into three soldiers who were standing on the side of the road near the al-Aroub refugee camp before driving off. The three soldiers were all injured in the incident.

Following the arrest of the key suspect's father and brother, the driver has handed himself into Israeli forces and claims that it was an accident.