A Palestinian child has suffered serious injuries after an Israeli military jeep ran over him in the northern part of the occupied West Bank and fled.
The Palestinian Information Center reported, citing local sources, the incident occurred Wednesday evening in Zububa village, west of Jenin in the occupied West Bank.
Witnesses said 13-year-old Obeida al-Wahsh was riding a bicycle when he was hit by the Israeli military jeep in the troubled area.
The injured child was taken to a nearby hospital to receive resuscitation assistance and other necessary treatment.
The incident came a day after a young worker from the town of Tubas was killed and five others injured when an Israeli jeep rammed into a vehicle carrying Palestinians in the northern Jordan Valley.
There have been dozens of similar incidents throughout the West Bank, some of which have resulted in fatalities. Most of the cases are not being investigated by Israeli authorities.
Last month, two Palestinian workers were killed after being hit by a bus near an Israeli military checkpoint at the northern entrance to the city of Bethlehem, about 10 km south of al-Quds (Jerusalem).
On September 14, a Palestinian worker was seriously injured in a similar incident on a road near the town of Hawara, south of Nablus. The Israeli driver fled the scene.
More than 600,000 Israelis live in over 230 settlements established since the occupation of Palestinian territories in the West Bank and al-Quds in 1967. All settlements are illegal under international law.
The UN Security Council has only condemned Israel’s settlement activities in several resolutions, but has not taken any meaningful action to stop them.
The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has called on the international community to blacklist Israeli settlers involved in acts of terrorism against Palestinians.
In addition, the Israeli military regularly opens deadly fire on Palestinians, accusing them of attempting to carry out stabbing attacks against its forces.
Human rights groups have repeatedly criticized the Tel Aviv regime for its actions, saying that large numbers of Palestinians killed at the scene of suspected attacks did not pose a serious threat to the Israelis.
There are numerous video recordings of Israeli troops brutally killing Palestinians. The videos went viral online and sparked international condemnation.
Palestinian officials and resistance groups have attributed the increased violence in the occupied territories to normalization agreements between some Arab countries and Israel, stressing that such agreements have emboldened the regime.