10-Year-Old Injured in Settler Hit and Run, Forces Kidnap 3 in West Bank

September 25, 2014 10:18 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 1
25 Sep
10:18 PM

An Israeli settler deliberately ran over a Palestinian child in the occupied east Jerusalem town of Silwan, on Thursday, according to Wadi Hilweh Information Center.A source at the center told WAFA that a settler’s armored vehicle ran over a 10-year-old child in a deliberate hit and run assault while passing near the settlement outpost of ‘Beit Yehonatan’ (Jonathan’s House), built illegally on Silwan’s land.

The child, Adam al-Risheq, reportedly sustained fractures in his hands and was transferred to hospital for treatment; his condition was described as ‘moderate’.

Several Palestinians lost their lives in separate incidents after being run over by settlers in the occupied region in August, according to Press TV.

On August 17, a Palestinian man was killed after being knocked down by an Israeli settler in East Jerusalem.

Also, on August 14, a 23-year-old man was hit as he was trying to cross a street near the illegal settlement of Barkan, in Salfit.

On August 7, a settler ran over and injured an eight-year-old Palestinian girl in southern West Bank.

See: 09/10/14 Israeli Settler Runs Over Hebron Child With Car

In related West Bank news, Israeli forces kidnapped three Palestinians from districts of Bethlehem, Tubas and Hebron, according to reports by security sources and the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society.

Forces raided the neighborhood of al-‘Attan Street, in Bethlehem city, where they abducted a 25-year-old Palestinian after breaking into and violently searching his home.

Similar raids were conducted in Wadi Abu Freiha, in Beit Sahour, and Jabal al-Mawaleh neighborhood, in Bethlehem. However, no abductions were reported.

Meanwhile, forces kidnapped a 27-year-old Palestinian after breaking into his home in Tubas.

Forces also raided the Old City of Hebron, where they took a 30-year-old Palestinian.

Furthermore, WAFA reports that Israeli authorities have decided to close al-Jalama checkpoint for three days, over the two-day Jewish New Year holiday.

As a result, Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and those living in Israel will be denied access to Israel and the West Bank respectively.

The Al-Jalama checkpoint is located between the occupied West Bank and Israel, near Al- Jalama village, to the north of Jenin.

Israeli forces enlarged the checkpoint and installed an additional security gate on Palestinian-owned land seized from Al-Jalama residents.

The checkpoint will be reopened on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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