Youth Injured After Being Rammed By Settler’s Vehicle In Bethlehem

February 19, 2013 1:52 AM Saed Bannoura Bethlehem, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0
19 Feb
1:52 AM

Monday evening February 18; In another hit and run incident, a Palestinian youth was injured after being rammed by a settler’s vehicle in Wad Fookin, west of the West Bank city of Bethlehem.Member of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Wad Fookin, Ibrahim Manasra, told the Radio Bethlehem 2000 that the settler rammed the youth, and drove away without even stopping or slowing down.

The injured Palestinian youth, Majd Mohammad Manasra, suffered various cuts and bruises, and was moved to the Bethlehem Government Hospital, in Bethlehem.

Settlers are involved in dozens of similar incidents, some led to fatalities, and largely escape without being held accountable for their crimes.

On Monday, February 11, a Palestinian child was injured after being rammed by a settler’s vehicle in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

The child, Jamil Arafat Al-Fakhoury, 8, suffered mild injuries, and was moved to the Al-Ahli Hospital in the city.

The incident took place near the Ibrahimi School, next to the Ibrahimi Mosque in the center of Hebron.

On Sunday evening February 10, four Palestinians have been injured in a traffic accident with a settler south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

On Sunday, January 13, a Palestinian child, 7, was moderately injured after being hit by a car driven by an Israeli settler near the Kidar illegal settlement, in occupied East Jerusalem; the settler fled the scene.

In October of last year, a Palestinian child suffered moderate injuries after being rammed by a settler’s vehicle near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the city.

Last September, another child was seriously injured after being hit by a settlers’ vehicle as she was walking home from school in Tiqoua’ village, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

The child was identified as Hayat Mohammad Suleiman, 8 years old. She was walking back home from school on the main road that is also used by Israeli settlers living in illegal Israeli settlements in the area.

Last August, an Israeli settler driving in Jaber Neighborhood, in Hebron, hit a Palestinian child then drove away.

In January of last year, a settler hit a Palestinian teenager at a checkpoint near Jerusalem, and then drove off leaving the wounded teenager behind.

Several claims have been filed with the Israeli police and the military in the occupied territories regarding hit and run ramming incidents carried out by Israeli settlers, but no actual measures were taken on the ground.

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