Palestinian medical sources reported, on Monday evening, that one youth was moderately injured after being rammed by an Israeli military jeep in Za’atara village, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem.The young man, identified as Khalifa Mohammad Mahameed, 23, suffered several fractures and bruises to various parts of his body.
He was moved by a Palestinian ambulance to the Arab Society Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, in Bethlehem.
There have been numerous similar incidents, sometimes leading to fatalities and very serious injuries, including hit and run incidents caused by Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, including in occupied East Jerusalem.
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.
Last October, a Palestinian child suffered moderate injuries after being rammed by a settler’s vehicle near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the city.
A month earlier, 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 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.