[Monday, December 9, 2013] Palestinian medical sources have reported that a young Palestinian man was injured after being rammed by an Israeli military jeep in Nahhalin village, west of Bethlehem.Mohammad Awad, head of the Emergency Department in Bethlehem, told the Radio Bethlehem 2000 that the young man was moderately wounded.
Awad added that Israel refused to grant a Palestinian ambulance the permit required to move the injured young man to a hospital in Jerusalem. He was then moved to the Arab Society Hospital in Beit Jala.
There have been numerous similar incidents perpetrated by soldiers and settlers in different parts of the occupied West Bank.
On Tuesday evening, November 19, 2013, a Palestinian woman was wounded after being rammed by the speeding vehicle of an Israeli settler, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
On November 19, 2013, a young woman identified as Zeina Omar Awad, 21, was injured after being rammed by a settler’s vehicle at the main entrance of Beit Ummar. She suffered cuts and bruises, while the settler fled the scene.
On October 22, resident Abdul-Hafith Tayyem, 76, died of serious injuries suffered after being hit by a settler’s speeding vehicle in Al-Fondoq town, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. The incident took place on October 16, 2013.
On September 29, 2013, a Palestinian worker was injured after being rammed by a settler’s vehicle, near Husan town, west of the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
On September 20, a Palestinian man was injured in a similar accident with an Israeli settler who fled the scene.
A week before the incident took place, Palestinian child was severely injured after being hit by a settler’s vehicle as she was walking home from school in Teqoua’ village, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
The child, Hayat Mohammad Suleiman, 8 years of age, was walking back home from school on the main road that is also utilized by Israeli settlers living in illegal settlements in the region.