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Israeli medics are responding to reports of a car-ramming attack in Tel Aviv on Tuesday afternoon.

The attack took place on Pinkhas Rosen Street in the northeast of the city, in the residential neighbourhood of Neve Dan.

Magen David Adom, Israel’s emergency ambulance service, said its medics were treating seven people at the scene for their injuries.

Graphic footage appears to show several people on the floor following the attack.

The suspected attacker was shot and killed by an armed civilian at the scene, according to the police.

The police furthermore confirmed that the incident was a terror attack and that the attacker was Palestinian.

The attack follows a series of attacks by Palestinians against Israelis so far this year, of which nine have been fatal.

In total, 24 people have been killed in Palestinian terror attacks this year, of whom the youngest was six years old.

Car ramming attacks have been increasingly common in recent years, including an attack in Jerusalem in February which killed three people, including two children.

The attacker was reportedly a Palestinian from the West Bank who had entered Israel with a medical permit.