Palestinian medical sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, reported Thursday that a Palestinian child suffered moderate injuries after being rammed by a settler’s vehicle near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the city.The sources said that Hatem Najeh Da’na, 14, received treatment by Red Crescent medics before being moved to the Al-Ahli Hospital in the city. He suffered various cuts and bruises, especially in his right arm and right leg.
Last month, a Palestinian 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.
In August, an Israeli settler driving in Jaber Neighborhood, in Hebron, hit a Palestinian child then drove away.
Late in January this year, a settler hit a Palestinian teenager at a checkpoint near Jerusalem, and then drove off in an apparent ramming attack.
There have been dozens of similar incidents in which settlers were involved in hit and run incidents, and in the majority of cases, the assailants were never located.
Several claims were 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.