23-09-2021 11:11 PM Jerusalem Timing

Zionist Settler Runs over, Kills Palestinian Elderly in West Bank

Zionist Settler Runs over, Kills Palestinian Elderly in West Bank

An 85-year-old Palestinian died on Wednesday after being run over by an Israeli settler driving a motorcycle in the West Bank.

An 85-year-old Palestinian died on Wednesday after being run over by an Israeli settler driving a motorcycle in the West Bank.

Palestinian Maan news agency reported the incident which took place west of the southern Nablus village of Duma

The Palestinian victim was identified as Moussa Muhammad Salman from the Nablus-area village of Talfit.Zionist Settler Runs over, Kills Palestinian Elderly in West Bank

Hasan Faraj, a relative of Salman, told Maan that Salman succumbed to critical injuries after he arrived to al-Najah University Hospital in Nablus.

Salman had been riding a donkey and herding his sheep when he was run over. The donkey was also killed in the incident.

Maan quoted Palestinian security sources as saying that an “investigation was opened to determine if the incident had been a deliberate attack or an accident.”

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is common in the Nablus area, as the district is surrounded by 12 Israeli settlements and 37 outposts.

Israeli settlers have carried out at least 71 attacks on Palestinians and their property in occupied East al-Quds (Jerusalem) and the West Bank since the start of 2016, and a total of 221 in 2015, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

However, the perpetrators of violence against Palestinian civilians and their property are rarely punished, with Israeli police closing most investigations without an indictment.