Bethlehem – April 29, 2014 – Palestinian medical sources have reported that a Palestinian man was injured after being hit by a settler’s car, while working in Beitar Illit illegal settlement, near Bethlehem.The sources said that Sha’baan Abdullah Qandeel, 32, suffered various bone fractures and bruises, and was moved to the Arab Society Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, in the nearby city of Beit Jala.

Qandeel is from al-Azza refugee camp, north of Bethlehem.

Beitar Illit settlement was built on Palestinian lands that belong to residents of the villages of Husan, Nahhalin and Wad Fokkin.

Besides international campaigns to boycott Israel’s illegal settlements in occupied Palestine, and despite local campaigns, many Palestinian workers are pushed to work in there, mainly in construction, due to high unemployment rates, and law income, in the occupied territories.