16 July 2019 - 22:07
News ID: 446003
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A Palestinian child has lost his life after being run over by an Israeli settler in the occupied West Bank, according to a report.

RNA - According to Palestinian Information Center, the hit-and-run took place near the settlement of Adora, West of al-Khalil (Hebron) city, leaving 7-year-old Tareq Zabania dead on Monday night, Middle East News reported.

The boy was riding a bicycle when he was run over by the settler, who fled the scene. He was later transferred to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Such hit-and-run incidents against Palestinians are frequent, with most of them going uninvestigated by Israeli authorities.

In February, the United Nations said acts of violence and vandalism committed by Israeli settlers against Palestinians and their property have risen since the beginning of the year 2019.

About 600,000 Israelis live in over 230 illegal settlements built since the 1967 occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East Jerusalem al-Quds.

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