Palestinian runs over Israeli settlers after string of Zionist "hit and runs"

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Published Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Updated at 6:04 pm (GMT +2): An Israeli soldier was killed and nine other Israeli settlers were wounded Wednesday when a Palestinian ran down a group of Israelis in occupied East Jerusalem, a day after a Palestinian was run over by an Israeli settler in the West Bank.

Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the driver had first struck a group of Israeli soldiers who were crossing the road near border police headquarters, before continuing south and hitting a group of settlers.

The driver was shot dead by Israeli forces in the area.

Emergency services spokesman Zaki Heller said two of the wounded were in very serious condition.

Palestinian faction Hamas on Wednesday said that the Palestinian driver was group member Ibrahim al-Akari.

Hamas did not say, however, whether it had ordered al-Akari to carry out the attack or whether he had carried it out on his own initiative.

"Al-Akari, whose blood was shed in Jerusalem, rose up for his people, his city, Jerusalem, and the al-Aqsa Mosque," Hamas said in the statement.

Hamas' armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, meanwhile, hailed the operation carried out by al-Akari.

"We salute all of Hamas' mujahedeen and the heroes of Jerusalem who sacrifice their blood on its doorsteps," Qassam spokesman Abu Ubaidah said on Twitter.

Moreover, scores of Ultra-Orthodox Jews demonstrated in Jerusalem on Wednesday to demand the dismissal of Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch following the incident.

Protesters chanted for Aharonovitch's dismissal and for "death to saboteurs," in reference to Palestinians.

The incident comes two weeks after Palestinian Abdul-Rahman Shaludi rammed his car into Israeli settlers, injuring six and killing one. Shaludi was also shot dead.

Meanwhile, an Israeli settler driving through the occupied West Bank city of Beit Jala hit a Palestinian with his car on Tuesday, witnesses told Ma'an.

Locals said Ibrahim Hamdan was on his way to work when he was hit by an Israeli settler vehicle, lightly injuring him.

The sources said the settler appeared to hit Hamdan "deliberately."

Hamdan was taken to a hospital in Beit Jala for treatment, locals said, without providing further details.

Hate crimes by Israelis against Palestinians, referred to as “price tag” attacks, are common in the West Bank, and are rarely investigated or prosecuted by Israel.

According to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) monthly report, 10 Palestinians were killed, including 4 children, in October.

The report said that in the occupied West Bank, Israeli forces killed Baha Bader (13 years) in Beit Liqya, Abdul Rahman Shaludi in occupied Jerusalem, Orwa Hammad (14 years) in Silwad, Mutaz Hijazi Jerusalem, and Enas Shawkat (5 years) after run over by Israeli settler in Sinjil.

Moreover, the report said that 147 Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces attacks, including 6 who were deliberately hit by Israeli settler vehicles, 4 of which are children under 17.

Other than the hit and run incidents, 12 children under the age of 16 were injured.

On October 30, an Israeli settler ran over and injured a 13-year-old Palestinian boy south of Nablus.

Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors settler activities in the northern West Bank, said at the time that 13-year-old Ibrahim Odeh was knocked down by the car on the Huwwara road.

On October 19, a five-year-old Palestinian girl, Einas Khalil, was run over and killed by a settler near the central West Bank town of Sinjil.

On September 29, an Israeli settler ran over and injured 6-year-old young Palestinian girl Islam Basim al-Amour in al-Dairat area south of Hebron.

On August 7, an 8-year old Palestinian girl was also run over by Israeli settlers near Hebron and moderately injured.

A week after that incident, on August 14, a 23-year-old Palestinian man was run over and killed by a settler car in the central West Bank.

In all incidents, witnesses and residents said they believed Israeli settlers deliberately hit Palestinians.

Back in 2013, an Israeli settler ran over a seven-year-old boy with his car as he walked to school in the West Bank town of Abu Dis.

About 550,000 Zionist settlers live in illegal settlements across the West Bank and East Jerusalem on lands confiscated from local Palestinian communities.

Israel occupied east Jerusalem during the 1967 Middle East War. It later annexed the holy city in 1980, claiming it as the capital of the self-proclaimed Jewish state – a move never recognized by the international community.

(Al-Akhbar, Anadolu, Ma'an)

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MIENTRAS LA OCUPACIÓN ISRAELÍ CONTINUÉ, EL MARTIRIO DE GAZA NUNCA TERMINARÁ HASTA QUE TODO EL PUEBLO PALESTINO HAYA SIDO EXTERMINADO Y TODO SU TERRITORIO ROBADO, A MENOS QUE DE INMEDIATO LA HUMANIDAD LO IMPIDA RECONOCIENDO AL ESTADO PALESTINO, FINALIZANDO LA OCUPACIÓN Y EL BLOQUEO, RESPETANDO LAS FRONTERAS DE 1948: Los palestinos han sido abandonados por los países cristianos y musulmanes. Después del alto al fuego, continuará la ocupación. Los soldados israelíes y los colonos judíos continuarán bloqueando y bombardeando a los palestinos por cielo, mar y tierra, demoliendo la infraestructura urbana, escuelas, hospitales, factorías, templos y mezquitas. Allanando, despojando, confiscando o destruyendo sus hogares, campos de cultivo y propiedades. Gaseando, disparando, masacrando a las multitudes. Arrestando, atormentando y encarcelando niños y ciudadanos inocentes sin cargo ni juicio. Practicando el lavado étnico, el racismo acervado y el apartheid. Restringiendo a niveles de subsistencia, el agua potable, los alimentos, las medicinas, la electricidad, los combustibles y los insumos para la agricultura, el comercio, la construcción y la industria. Mientras siguen expandiéndose, apropiándose de su territorio para construir nuevos asentamientos. Secuestran y matan niños para extirpar y vender sus órganos. Disparan a los palestinos por diversión Su martirio se ha prolongado sesenta y seis años, y solo se terminará si las naciones expulsan de sus países a las comunidades judías, los criminales de guerra israelíes sean llevados a juicio ante la Corte Penal internacional, condenados a la horca. Disuelto el Estado terrorista de Israel y los territorios ocupados sean devueltos al pueblo palestino.. DAVID DUKE: INSENSATEZ DEL SIONISMO CRISTIANO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZZ3op5Dqko

You say 'settlers' but not everyone were residents of the West Bank. They were 100% Israeli, according to law. The police officer killed today was Druze from the north of Israel.

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