Palestinian medical sources in Bethlehem reported, Saturday evening, that 17 Palestinian workers were wounded near the Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit after their vehicle flipped over as the army was chasing it.The 17 Palestinians were in a “Ford Transit” vehicle transporting them to Israel when the army noticed them and chased the vehicle. The Palestinians were heading to Israel seeking work but apparently had no entry or work permits.

At least nine Palestinian ambulances rushed to the accident scene to rescue the wounded, and moved to local hospitals for treatment.

The wounded workers were moved to The Arab Rehabilitation Society, Beit Jala Governmental Hospitals, and al-Yamama Hospital.

They suffered head and neck injuries, concussions, and their conditions were generally described as mild-to-moderate.