Israeli settler rams car into Palestinian protester – Middle East Monitor
An Israeli settler rammed his car into Palestinian activist Bayan Al-Tabib Thursday night during a peaceful protest against settler and military attacks on Palestinians. The attack took place on a main road linking the cities of Nablus and Jenin in the northern Israeli-occupied West Bank, Anadolu reported.
According to a Popular Resistance Committees activist, Khairy Hannoun, the victim of the attack had his foot amputated at a local hospital after the attack. Al-Tabib is a member of Fatah’s Revolutionary Council and was unable to get out of the car in time.
“Dozens of settlers gathered to attack Palestinian protesters and seize Palestinian flags,” Hannoun said. “The [Israeli] the soldiers also attacked the Palestinians, even though they were the victims. The soldiers fired gas and stun grenades at them, which caused breathing problems for some. »
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The peaceful protest was called by Fatah, the People’s Committee Against the Wall and Settlements, National Action Committees and local committees in response to the occupation army’s and settlers’ repeated attacks on local Palestinians. All Israeli settlers illegally occupy Palestinian land under international law.
According to the UN, Jewish Israeli settlers have carried out 380 attacks against Palestinians and their properties since the beginning of this year. At least 81 Palestinians were injured in the attacks and just under 300 properties were damaged.
Also Thursday, hundreds of Palestinians from the town of Idna, near Hebron in the southern West Bank, attended the funeral of an elderly Palestinian woman who died last month in an Israeli prison. Saadia Faraj-Allah was 68 years old and the mother of eight children. She died in Israel’s Damon Prison on July 2 after her health deteriorated. Israeli occupation authorities have delayed handing over his body for burial, the Palestinian Prisoners Club said.
Israel holds more than 4,500 Palestinian prisoners, including 27 women and 160 children. About 600 of the prisoners suffer from serious illnesses but do not receive adequate care from doctors in Israeli prisons.