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Israeli settler killed in 'car accident' in West Bank

Oct. 20, 2015 1:41 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 20, 2015 6:46 P.M.)
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BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- An Israeli settler was killed in a "severe car accident" in the southern occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Israeli emergency service Magen David Adom said.

A spokesperson told Ma'an that it appeared the Israeli man had been run over by a car in an incident that may have followed stone-throwing in the area.

The Israeli settler was pronounced dead on site.

A spokesperson for the Har Hevron regional council, a bloc of illegal settlements in the southern occupied West Bank, told Ma'an that the settler got out of his car after stones were thrown at it and was subsequently run over by another vehicle.

Israeli media, which said the Israeli was a 50-year-old man from the illegal settlement of Kiryat Arba, reported that he may have had a gun that he took out of his car after stones were thrown at him.

The man who ran him over, reportedly a Palestinian truck driver, was initially reported to have later turned himself into Palestinian police in the nearby town of Dhahiriya, southwest of Hebron saying it was an accident.

However, a Palestinian police spokesperson later contacted Ma'an to say that they had no information on anyone turning themselves in, but were checking with officers in Hebron.

An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed that the driver was "under custody of the security forces," but was unable to confirm whether this referred to the Palestinian or Israeli security forces.
Halim / PS
Stop incite and lie!
20/10/2015 14:04
Olga / USA
In a case of sheer haste. Always look before crossing a street or rd. The two seconds of thought it takes is a life saver. Lesson here should be learned by others. Don't blame the stone thrower.
20/10/2015 14:19
carlos / usa
In another article witnesses said the settler took out a stick, similar to baseball bat, and started hitting cars as they drove by. The truck driver tried to avoid the settler but could not. israeli justice will only look at two facts. A Jew died and a Palestinian ran him over. Driver wont get trial
20/10/2015 18:17
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