Mazin al-Jamal, 48, was hit while trying to cross Road 60, a route used mainly by settlers and military forces. The road links Jerusalem with south of the West Bank. The road is also used by Palestinians moving between Hebron and Bethlehem.The Israeli military rushed al-Jamal to an hospital in Israel, but he was pronounced dead a few hours later.

Israeli vehicle accidents involving Palestinian pedestrians are common in the West Bank, where few Palestinians have cars, and even fewer are allowed by Israel to drive their cars.

Although the cause of the accident is still unknown in this case, many cases have been documented in which Palestinians have been run down by either Israeli settlers or Israeli soldiers.