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Israeli settler runs over 2 Palestinians in West Bank, one killed

A young Palestinian has lost his life after an Israeli settler in a car ran over him in the West Bank amid relentless tensions in the occupied Palestinian territories.

In one incident on Monday, an Israeli settler in a car ran over two Palestinian youths riding on a motorbike in an area near Salfeet city, killing one and injuring the other.

Earlier in the day, Israeli forces opened fire on a Palestinian over an alleged stabbing incident south of al-Quds (Jerusalem).

The condition of the Palestinian who sustained gunshot wounds is unknown.

Since October 2015, at least 162 Palestinians and over two dozen Israelis have been killed as tensions rose after the Israeli regime imposed restrictions in August on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds.

Palestinians say Tel Aviv seeks to change the status quo of al-Aqsa. They are also angry with Israeli extremists who, escorted by army forces, have stepped up their raids on the sensitive site, which is Islam’s third holiest after Masjid al-Haram in Mecca and Masjid al-Nabawi in Medina, Saudi Arabia.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has expressed concern over the Israeli forces excessive use of violence and “extrajudicial killing” of Palestinians.

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