Child Killed After Being Struck By Settler’s Vehicle In Jerusalem
Sunday December 22, 2013 06:14 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
[Saturday Evening, December 21, 2013] Palestinian medical sources have reported that a Palestinian child has died of severe injuries sustained after being rammed by an Israeli settler’s car, near Al-Eesawiyya town, north of occupied East Jerusalem.
File - Maan News Agency
The sources said that the child, Amin Al-Faqeer, 13, lives in a Bedouin community in Anata town, and was riding a donkey when the incident took place.
Eyewitnesses said that the settler deliberately rammed the child, and fled the scene, Radio Bethlehem 2000 has reported.
The child was initially moved to Hadassah Hospital, in Jerusalem, and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, but died of his wounds later on.
His uncle, Khalil Sweilim, told Ma'an News Agency that the family could not get any information about the incident, and were informed later, on Saturday evening, that the child died of his wounds.
The family refused to perform an autopsy, and said that the body of Amin will be handed over to them on Sunday, for prayers and burial ceremonies.
The uncle added that the child rode his donkey as he usually does when he was killed, and that his donkey was badly injured.
In related news, Israeli navy ships fired two shells at Palestinian fishing boats docked near the Sudaniyya area, northwest of Gaza City. The shelling caused property damage, but no casualties.
On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, Palestinian medical sources reported that twin girls have been injured after being rammed by an Israeli settler’s vehicle on the Al-Walaja road, west of Beit Jala, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
On Monday, December 9, a young Palestinian man was injured after being rammed by an Israeli military jeep in Nahhalin village, west of Bethlehem.
On November 19, 2013, a young woman identified as Zeina Omar Awad, 21, was injured after being rammed by a settler’s vehicle at the main entrance of Beit Ummar. She suffered cuts and bruises, while the settler fled the scene.
On the same day, a Palestinian woman was injured after being rammed by the speeding vehicle of an Israeli settler, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
On October 22, resident Abdul-Hafith Tayyem, 76, died of serious injuries sustained after being hit by a settler’s vehicle in Al-Fondoq town, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. The incident took place on October 16, 2013.
On September 29, a Palestinian worker was injured after being rammed by a settler’s vehicle, near Husan town, west of the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
On September 20, a Palestinian man was injured in a similar accident caused by an Israeli settler who fled the scene.
A week before the incident took place, a Palestinian child was severely injured after being hit by a settler's vehicle as she was walking home from school in Teqoua’ village, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
The child, Hayat Mohammad Suleiman, 8 years of age, was walking back home from school on the main road that is also used by Israeli settlers living in illegal settlements in the area.