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Israeli settler driver hits Palestinian girl

April 20, 2017 at 10:47 pm

A 17-year-old Palestinian girl was injured today after being deliberately hit by an Israeli settler car in the town of Tuqu, southeast of Bethlehem city in the southern occupied West Bank.

Tuqu municipality head Hatem Sabah told Ma’an that an Israeli settler drove into Kawthar Muhammad Shawriya while she was walking on the pavement in the town, which is located adjacent to the illegal Israeli settlement of Tekoa.

Palestinian drivers who witnessed the attack, chased the settler, forcing him to stop and pull over until Israeli police arrived at the scene, according to Sabah. He added that Israeli police opened an investigation into the incident.

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Shawriya was reported to be in a moderate condition. She was transferred to the nearby Beit Jala Governmental Hospital for treatment.

The teenager’s family, according to Sabah, headed to the Etzion detention centre to file a complaint with Israeli authorities against the settler.