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Israeli army: Settler lightly injured in shooting near Nablus

Aug. 30, 2015 2:02 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 31, 2015 1:21 P.M.)
(AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh/File)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- An Israeli settler was lightly injured in a shooting Sunday while driving west of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli army said.

An Israeli army spokesperson said that the Israeli man was shot at from a passing car near the illegal Israeli settlement of Qedumim.

She said that he was injured in both his hand and leg, but was unable to confirm whether his injuries were caused by shattering glass or a bullet.

The settler then drove to the entrance of Qedumim, where emergency teams treated him and took him to hospital, she said.

Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that the man was around 46 and that he had been taken to Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba in Israel.

Israeli Hebrew-language newspaper Maariv separately reported that the shooter's car had Israeli license plates.

The army spokeswoman said that the car had "fled the scene," and Israeli forces were searching the area.

Tensions have been running high between Palestinian locals and Israeli settlers living illegally in the occupied West Bank in the wake of a deadly arson attack carried out by settlers at the end of July that killed an 18-month toddler and his father.

On Saturday night, the Israeli army said that one of its soldiers was lightly injured when a vehicle hit him at a checkpoint south of Hebron.

An Israeli army spokeswoman told Ma'an that soldiers opened fire on the vehicle as it fled the scene.

She could not confirm whether the driver had intentionally hit the soldier, and she said that an investigation had been opened into the incident.

A weekly average of two Israelis have been injured by Palestinians per week since the start of 2015, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Meanwhile, an average of 37 Palestinians have been injured by Israeli forces per week in the same time period. This number does not include attacks by Israeli settlers.
Comments
Olga / N.J.
In the age old story of man bites dog? Now where does this fit? I know the woman in the photo is probably a Lithuanian new or her red hair is henna but? Why shoot your own this time? Unable to confirm? Yeah he was shot but? Why.
30/08/2015 15:08
Tibi / Tubas
This Palestinian drive-by shooter lightly injured Israel, but
The Israel Response Should And Will Be Massive, in
comparison, much like Israel's response to the abduction and murder
of the 3 Jewish teens, and the rocket and tunnel attacks from Gaza !!
30/08/2015 15:43
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