Another Car run down: Settler runs down 6 year old boy, others vandalize farmlands in tense West Bank

[ 11/07/2011 – 03:25 PM ]

BETHLEHEM, (PIC)– A Jewish settler ran down and seriously injured a 6-year-old Palestinian boy on Sunday south of Bethlehem, while other settlers vandalized farmland in Safa village near Beit Ummar in northern Al-Khalil province on Sunday.

The boy, Ismail Shahein, was transported to Haddasa hospital to be treated for serious injuries after being hit by the settler’s car in Beit Sakarya in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, Hassan Zawahira, a local resistance committee head, reported.

In Al-Khalil province, a gang of Jewish settlers reportedly opened fire at Palestinian farmers and burned down fruit trees and cut down vineyards.

Israeli troops intervened with tear gas and rubber bullets after local Palestinian youths responded to the attack with stones.

The force arrested two of the youths in the aftermath of the scuffle.

Locals say the attack came as a prelude to the confiscation of hundreds of dunums of land paving the way for the construction of a section of the apartheid wall in the area, as has happened repeatedly.


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