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3 Palestinian school children hit by settler car

April 9, 2018 at 10:07 am

Palestinian school children are seen after Israel carried out airstrikes near the primary school in Rafah, Gaza on 27 February 2017 [Ali Jadallah – Anadolu Agency]

Three Palestinian school children were injured after being struck by a settler’s car in the northern occupied West Bank this morning.

According to the head of Git Village Council, Omar Yameen, the three school children, aged between ten and 11, were wounded after a settler driving near the main entrance to Git’s Boys School hit them.

The three children were evacuated to the Nablus Special Hospital for urgent treatment.

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An Israeli military patrol showed up at the scene moments later. The Israeli driver has neither been arrested nor interrogated.

Over recent years, Git Village Council has frequently launched appeals to build a pedestrian bridge after hit-and-run accidents by Israeli settlers increased.