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Israeli settler runs over, kills Palestinian boy in West Bank

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
A photo taken from Palestinian media shows Tareq Zabania, who was killed after an Israeli settler ran him over in the occupied West Bank, on July 15, 2019.

A Palestinian child has lost his life after being run over by an Israeli settler in the occupied West Bank.

According to Palestinian Information Center, the hit-and-run took place near the settlement of Adora, west of al-Khalil (Hebron) city, leaving 7-year-old Tareq Zabania dead on Monday night.

The boy was riding a bicycle when he was run over by the settler, who fled the scene.

He was later transferred to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Such hit-and-run incidents against Palestinians are frequent, with most of them going uninvestigated by Israeli authorities.

In February, the United Nations said acts of violence and vandalism committed by Israeli settlers against Palestinians and their property had risen since the beginning of the year 2019.

About 600,000 Israelis live in over 230 illegal settlements built since the 1967 occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East Jerusalem al-Quds.

Palestinian inmate dies in Israeli jail

Meanwhile, Palestinian media outlets reported that Nassar Taqatqa, 31, died in solitary confinement in the Israeli prison of Nitzan on Tuesday morning amid reports that the inmates are subjected to medical negligence and torture in the regime’s jails.

Taqatqa was arrested at his home in Bethlehem last month and had not been convicted.

The prisoners and ex-prisoner affairs committee held the Israeli authorities fully responsible for his death.

Some 7,000 Palestinians are currently behind bars in 17 Israeli prisons and detention centers, according to reports.

More than 400 Palestinians are being held without trial under so-called administrative detention, which is a policy according to which Palestinian inmates are kept in Israeli detention facilities without trial or charge. Some Palestinian prisoners have been held in administrative detention for up to 11 years.

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