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Elderly Palestinian dies after being run over by Israeli settler

Feb. 8, 2017 3:41 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 8, 2017 6:46 P.M.)
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BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- An elderly Palestinian died after being run over by an Israeli settler on Wednesday near the illegal Israeli settlement of Neve Daniel in the occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem.

Suleiman Hamad Salah, an 85-year-old resident of the village of al-Khader, was killed after being run over on Route 60, an Israeli bypass road that cuts through the occupied Palestinian territory and connects illegal settlements to Israel.

The Israeli settler reportedly left his car in the area, and “escaped” before a Palestinian ambulance reached the scene, according to medical sources.

Muhammad Awwad, the head of the ambulance services of the Palestinian Red Crescent, said that Salah sustaining serious injuries from the incident, and succumbed to his wounds after arriving to a hospital.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an she would look into reports.

It was unclear whether the incident was being investigated as a deliberate ramming attack.

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