BETHLEHEM, PALESTINOW.COM — An Israeli illegali settler on Saturday evening deliberately hit a Palestinian child with his car in Freidis village, east of Bethlehem.
Local sources said that Mohammed Askar, 5, was transferred to a hospital in Jerusalem after he suffered moderate injuries in the attack.
Israeli settlers’ deliberate hit-and-run attacks targeting Palestinian citizens, especially children, have stepped up recently in the occupied West Bank.
There are 427 illegal settler outposts in the West Bank. They cover about 46% of its area, and are inhabited by over 700,000 Israelis who carry out daily attacks on the Palestinians.