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2-year-old Palestinian hit by Israeli army jeep north of Jerusalem

Nov. 15, 2015 5:12 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 16, 2015 10:16 A.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian toddler sustained head injuries on Sunday afternoon when he was run over by an Israeli military vehicle in the village of Bir Nabala northwest of Jerusalem, the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Health said.

The ministry said in a statement that two-year-old Adel Khader Shahin from Bir Nabala was evacuated to the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah for treatment. The statement did not provide details on the toddler's condition.

An Israeli army spokesperson said that she was aware of "a minor car accident" involving a military jeep outside Ramallah, but was unable to confirm whether anyone had been injured.

The spokesperson said that the incident was an accident and had not been intentional.

Israeli military jeeps regularly patrol Palestinian roads through the occupied West Bank and are not subject to traffic regulations. There have been a number of cases where Palestinians have been hit by them -- both intentionally and by accident.

In one well-documented case in June, a military jeep crushed a Palestinian who the army alleges attempted to throw a Molotov cocktail at it. The Palestinian was left to bleed to death for three hours before the army allowed the jeep, which had flipped over, to be removed.

More recently, video footage was widely circulated last month showing a military jeep purposefully ramming into a Palestinian man during clashes, before soldiers disembarked and detained him.
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