Saturday, 3 October 2015

6-year-old Palestinian Shot and Injured by Israeli Settler near Qalqilia

A suspected Israeli settler shot and critically injured a 6-year-old Palestinian near the occupied West Bank city of Qalqilia, witnesses said.

Yousef Bayan al-Tabib was standing on the side of the road when the settler reportedly stopped his car, shot the child in the stomach, and fled the scene, a Ma'an reporter said.

The child, from the small Palestinian village of Izbeit at-Tabib -- in Area C and around six miles east of Qalqilia -- was taken to the Qalqiliya Hospital for treatment.

An Israeli army spokesperson said that the army had received reports of the attack and that Israeli forces had arrived on scene and were "investigating any indication that the attack happened." The occupied West Bank was rocked by settler attacks on Palestinians and their property on Thursday night and Friday after a fatal shooting attack was carried out by alleged Palestinian gunmen. more


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