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Israeli Settlers' bus runs over four-year-old girl

5 Palestinians, Including 2 Children, Wounded by IOF, Settlers

Beit Hanoun on the Brink of Humanitarian Catastrophe

A 4-year-old Palestinian girl was critically wounded when an Israeli settlers’ bus ran her over near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem while another child was wounded in the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) invasion of the Fara’a refugee camp, in the northern West Bank.

According to Palestinian medical sources, Nibal Suleiman was wounded Monday when an Israeli settlers’ bus hit her while she was standing in front of her home in the town of Tqou’, south of Bethlehem.

Also Monday, 12-year old Mohammad Briya was wounded in the Fara’a refugee camp, east of Jenin.

Meanwhile, IOF tightened its closure on Jenin city and closed all its main entrances, residents said.

In the Gaza Strip, three Palestinians were moderately wounded when Israeli occupation soldiers opened fire at Palestinians’ houses in the southern town of Rafah, medics said.

The wounded were identified as Shihadah al-Khatib, Rami Ilian, and Mustafa al-Deib.

Meanwhile, IOF detained dozens of Palestinians in various raids in the West Bank, Palestinian security sources said.

IOF raided Izbat Salman and Kufer Thulth villages near the northern West Bank town of Qalqilya, and detained eleven Palestinians, witnesses said.

IOF also invaded the eastern neighborhoods of Qalqilya and detained at least two Palestinians in a wide scale home raid.

In Ramallah, the Israeli army set up military roadblocks at the al-Irsal and al-Balou’ residential neighborhoods, witnesses said.

IOF also detained three Palestinians from Hebron during home raids and searches in various areas in the city and the town of Doura.

Meanwhile, a Palestinian student, identified as Samar Bader, was detained by IOF soldiers while she was on her way to sit a “Tawjihi” (Final secondary school) exam in the center of Nablus city. Israeli soldiers previously arrested Samar’s sister Abeer, who is a nurse in a hospital in Nablus.

IOF also invaded Qaiza and Salfeet towns in the northern West Bank, witnesses said, adding that a number of citizens were detained.

In northern Gaza, the town of Beit Hanoun continues to be occupied by the Israeli occupation army for the 6th week running. The town was completely isolated from the rest of the Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials said.

Palestinian officials say the town and the residents are on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe for the lack medicine and food supplies.

They added that IOF have severely damaged the electricity and water supply systems and destroyed dozens of residents’ houses.


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