First child fatality of 2015 as Israeli police shoot teenager dead

Ali Abu Ghannam, 17, was killed by Israeli border police Friday night in East Jerusalem

Ramallah, April 25, 2015—Israeli border police officers fatally shot a Palestinian teenager overnight at the Al-Zaayyem checkpoint in occupied East Jerusalem.

Paramilitary border police opened fire on Ali Abu Ghannam, 17, from the Al-Tur neighborhood of East Jerusalem, as he allegedly ran toward police officers stationed at the checkpoint. According to some reports, Abu Ghannam was wielding a knife. Defense for Children International Palestine (DCIP) is still investigating the exact circumstances surrounding the shooting.

“Israeli soldiers and police use excessive force systematically and with almost complete impunity against Palestinian youth,” said Ayed Abu Eqtaish, Accountability Program director at DCIP. “This tragedy comes on the heels of at least 30 children who have sustained injuries from the use of live ammunition so far this year.”

Speaking to DCIP, Ali’s mother said her son had left home earlier Friday night to attend a wedding. She first heard of a fatality over social media, and only knew that it was her son who had been shot when her husband and son-in-law went to Al-Zaayyem checkpoint and identified the body. Following the shooting, she said, Israeli forces raided the family’s home, searched her son’s room and the rest of the house, and detained his father.

The English-language website of the Israeli daily Haaretz provided a description of the incident based on thestatement released by the Israeli police department: “The Palestinian arrived at the Al-Zayim checkpoint. He began running toward a number of police officers at a checking station wielding a large knife. He was pushed back by one of the officers, at which point he started running in the direction of the crossing. The officers shouted at him to stop, warning that they would shoot if he didn’t. Combatants guarding the checkpoint saw the youth running toward them and shot him.”

Israeli authorities are currently refusing to release Ali’s body to the family for burial. Palestinian media reportshave suggested that authorities are seeking an agreement that would allow a maximum of just 20 people to attend the funeral. The family has so far rejected these conditions.

At the time of writing, clashes between Palestinian residents and Israeli police officers were taking place in Abu Ghannam’s neighborhood of Al-Tur, and shops had closed following the announcement of the death.

Ali became the first Palestinian child to be killed by Israeli forces this year. In 2014, Israeli forces shot dead 11 Palestinian children with live ammunition across the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. At least 30 children have been injured with live ammunition so far this year: in each of those cases, DCIP could not find any evidence that the children involved posed a imminent threat.

Live ammunition is routinely used against children by Israeli policemen and soldiers, despite the Israeli military’s own regulations permitting its use only in circumstances in which a direct, mortal threat is posed to a soldier.

Only one incident last year resulted in both an investigation and an indictment. Israeli prosecutors brought manslaughter charges against the border police officer allegedly responsible for the death of Nadeem Nawara during May 15 protests commemorating the Palestinian Nakba—or 1948 “catastrophe.”

(Source / 25.04.2015)

Palestinian shot dead after stabbing Israeli soldier in Hebron

Israeli soldiers at the entrance to the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron

HEBRON (Ma’an) — A Palestinian man was shot dead after stabbing an Israeli soldier at the Ibrahimi Mosque in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

The mosque’s director Munther Abu al-Failat told Ma’an he had been told by witnesses that the soldier was stabbed about three times before he shot back at the Palestinian.

Early reports in Israeli and Palestinian media named the Palestinian as Assad al-Salayma, although local sources told Ma’an the man, believed to be in his 20s, had not yet been identified.

AFP reported that Israeli soldiers had been preventing Palestinians from accessing the mosque when the incident took place.

Both the Israeli soldier and the Palestinian were moved from the mosque by ambulance, although the Palestinian was confirmed dead before he arrived at the hospital.

Israeli police said that the Israeli soldier received stab wounds in his head and chest, and described his condition as moderate. They said he is now in a Jerusalem hospital.

The incident comes less than a week after Israeli settlers raised the Israeli flag over the roof of the mosque in a bid to provoke local Palestinians.

The Ibrahimi Mosque, which is believed to be the burial place of the prophet Abraham, is of religious significance to both Muslims and Jews, and has historically been a flashpoint between Palestinians and Israelis, particularly after a Brooklyn-born Jewish settler massacred 29 Palestinians inside the mosque in 1994.

Around 700 settlers live in 80 homes in the city center of Hebron, surrounded by nearly 200,000 Palestinians.

The settlements — illegal under international law — are protected by the Israeli army in the tightly controlled city, where many streets are off limits to Palestinians.

Saturday’s incident comes a day after a 17-year-old Palestinian was killed in East Jerusalem when he allegedly ran towards Israeli police officers “wielding” a knife.

There have been a spate of attacks on Israeli military and civilians in recent months, largely in the wake of Israeli activities across the occupied Palestinian Territories, including last summer’s offensive on Gaza which left more than 2,200 Palestinians dead.

In the six months to the end of February, the UN reported that 17 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces and settlers across the West Bank and East Jerusalem, while 10 Israelis were killed in Palestinian attacks.

Thousands of Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces in the same period.

(Source / 25.04.2015)

To return, we must feel what our grandparents went through

So what if we didn’t liberate Palestine on our rain-soaked March of Return? Each and every one of us got a little taste of what life was like for our forefathers in 1948.

There is no doubt that this year’s “March of Return” was the most difficult, physically and mentally, of these past years. The inclement weather forecasts did not deter thousands from coming to Hadatha, a small village located on the road between Kfar Tavor and Tiberias.

Thousands of Palestinian citizens of Israel take part in March of Return,in the lands of the destroyed village of Hadatha, near Tiberias, April 23, 2015.

We decided to leave early, after last year’s march in Lubya, when we were stuck in traffic for three hours right outside the entrance. This time the bus that drove 55 women and children (and one man) made it two hours before the march began. Some of us came equipped with warm clothes, others not so much. Sometimes there was rain, sometimes there wasn’t. A strong wind wind blew through everything that moved in the wheat fields at the top of the hill.

When we arrived, the women asked to pick almonds on the way from the almond grove that “belongs” to the Jewish moshav of Sarona. But we decided to restrain our authentic, natural Arab urges to pick.

One girl, who became excited after seeing a manmade irrigation pool and was sure of her geographical knowledge, told the bus that we had arrived at the Sea of Galilee, causing the children to rejoice. I calmed them down and told them that the Sea of Galilee is actually on the lefthand side and quite far away, and that the irrigation pools are probably full of rainwater. And just like that, the children’s wet dream of a trip to the Sea of Galilee disappeared.

We continued to climb toward the meeting point. We spent the journey singing “Mawtini” (“My Homeland”) and other patriotic Palestinian songs. At a certain point the children got tired of singing depressing songs and answering pop quiz questions on destroyed villages, and decided to lead the entertainment program. My son Adam embarrassed me by telling a dirty joke into the microphone — everyone, of course, laughed at me. One of the women called out from the back: “With all of your protests and work, look at what your son is learning at the bi-lingual bi-national school of yours. And yet you still pay them.” Of course, the kids from Lyd (Lod in Hebrew) came back full force with their own dirty jokes. Thank God everybody is receiving the same screwed up education here.

When we reached the top, we ate all the food in our bags and began buying all the food that was offered at the different stands. Some of the children stood in line for face-painting: a Palestinian flag on one side, and a key of return on the other. A young girl asked for a butterfly — her mother said no, “Only a Palestinian flag.” As per usual I intervened in others’ affairs and suggested I draw a butterfly in the colors of the flag.

Read more: Thousands return to destroyed Palestinian villages in Israel

The wind picked up as the march began, the sky darkened and holding the flags in place became a challenging mission. The enormous Palestinian flag, which we received from the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee in Bil’in, was barely held by dozens of people. We began to walk toward the starting point of the march when it began to pour.

With chants of encouragement, we continued to march despite the rain. Children his under the giant flag and the mud made our shoes heavy. Our chants were mixed with jokes about how the rain ruined our hair, or how we would look on Facebook. I decided to go the route of emotional manipulation and told the complainers: “Think about what our grandparents went through when they were uprooted from their villages, they marched entire days without food or water and with children on their arms. This is our opportunity to feel what it was like in 1948, and we are complaining about our hair and some rain. How can we return without feeling what the refugees went through?”

A Palestinian family marches in the heavy rain as thousands of Palestinian citizens of Israel take part in the 'March of Return,' on the land belonging to the destroyed village of Hadatha, near Tiberias, April 23, 2015. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

My emotional blackmail worked for a short while, until another heavy downpour forced us to pack up our things and run for shelter. Some went back to the buses, while others ran to the tents of the bazaar, where books and photographs were being sold. Most people, myself included, were stuck outside until the rain ended. Frazzled, freezing and wet, we made it to the main stage.

The big topic of discussion between members of the crowd was around whether “to go home and give in to nature, since it chases us Palestinians even on the one day of the year when we feel we have an identity, a flag and a struggle, or should we remain and never give up our right to return and our right to the land.” A teenage girl wrapped in a flag begged her father to go home: “We aren’t giving up on the land. It is just very cold here, and there is no shopping or crafts bazaar this year.” “We aren’t going until it’s over,” her father responded, “go buy yourself some mankusha (pita bread with za’atar) near the oven. It is warmer there.”

The weather calmed down a bit. Hundreds of dry people made their way to the stage, and the festival began with a minute-long silence honoring the victims of the 1948 war, as well those who are dying in Palestinian refugee camps in Syria. And then our un-official national anthem:

“My homeland, my homeland
Glory and beauty, sublimity and splendor
Are in your hills, are in your hills”

This year, the festival included an induction ceremony in which we swore never to give up on either the right of return, or justice for the Palestinian people. The idea was probably intended for all those who are thinking about conceding on the issue of the refugees. The ceremony was especially poignant for me during these days when a real solution for the Palestinian refugees in Syria is more necessary than ever.

Yarmouk residents gathered to await a food distribution from UNRWA in January 2014. (Photo by UNRWA)

The cultural programming of singing, dabka and speeches continued as I searched for the women who were supposed to go back with us on the bus. The mission was completed after an hour, apart from one woman with whom we lost touch. Like many others I had no phone reception or internet connection as I searched for her. The only man on the bus also joined my mission, and we called her name on the microphone. Still, we couldn’t find her. The searches lasted for two hours, and the bus driver became angry, as did I. Everything was being packed up as I kept searching for the lost woman.

I was reminded of my grandmother who lost her two daughters after they went with their grandfather and disappeared for four months during the Nakba. The story of the lost aunts is well-known in my family. Ever since the Nakba, they don’t eat figs or prickly pears, since that is all their grandfather fed them during those months in the mountains. The aunts were found in serious condition, but still alive. The woman from Lyd was also found: I retuned to the bus only to find out that she took a trip through the peach orchard with a group of people who took a shortcut to the buses.

But the march couldn’t end without a big drama at the gas station close to Hadatha. We stopped in Kafr Kama, when all of a sudden my women’s coordinator fainted. We were lucky that there were two young men in line who identified as “life savers” and another woman who called her father, who is a doctor (“He’s a diabetes expert,” she declared proudly) who guided her over the phone on how to treat the diabetic woman who fainted. I failed in my life-saving mission and began panicking. The bit where I began searching and yelling that I can’t find a sugar-detector in my bag (there is no such thing) turned into a running joke on the bus ride home.

I sat in the front seat next to the driver, with my energy levels nearing zero and my optimism below the red line, and listened to the women try to summarize the difficult experience. The more optimistic ones said that we went through a lot today, which only teaches us how difficult it was in 1948, which will teach our children a lot. There were other women who said that after today, they will never take part in marches and protests.

A Palestinian woman takes part in the March of Return, Galilee, April 23, 2015. (Akron Drawshi/Activestills.org)

That’s when a 12-year-old daughter of one of the women came up to me and said: “Isn’t it true that you said this trip was in order to liberate Palestine?” “Yes,” I responded with a weary smile. “Nothing happened! We didn’t liberate Palestine, nothing changed!” she shouted. Her painful honesty nearly brought me to tears, but I remained silent. And then the driver, who hadn’t spoken for 10 hours, surprised me and told the girl: “Does adding a drop of water to the sea do anything?”

“No!” she responded.

“But you know that it’s there, right? That’s what it’s like. A drop and then another drop. Every year we learn and do more. The drops accumulate and then you’ll see the difference.”

I’m not sure the girl understood the metaphor, but I appreciated the driver’s awareness. I decided to take advantage of the moment, in which he felt that he belonged to his people, and ask for a large discount on the cost of the buses. It was my only success the entire day.

(Source / 25.04.2015)

UN: ‘Israel’ guilty over targeting Gaza UN schools

UN said that 44 Palestinians were killed, 227 others wounded in Israeli attacks on seven UN schools during the offensive

A United National report has found that Israeli occupation was guilty over targeting UN schools during summer’s offensive on Gaza.

Based on the findings of the UN investigation mission, there was no evidence that the UN schools, directly targeted by the Israeli occupation during the offensive on Gaza, contained rockets or any other arms.

Days of Palestine, New York –A United Nation report has found that Israeli occupation was guilty over targeting UN schools during summer’s offensive on Gaza.

The report was scheduled to be published on Friday, but American-Israeli pressure in the UN institutions thwarted its publication, credible sources said.

According to the report, the UN blames the Israeli occupation for seven attacks on UN schools in Gaza during the war. The seven attacks caused the death of 44 displaced Palestinians, who sought shelters in UN schools, and wounded 227 others.

Israeli occupation killed more than 2,260 civilians and wounded more than 11,000 others during the 51-day Israeli offensive on Gaza last summer.
Israeli occupation killed more than 2,260 civilians and wounded more than 11,000 others during the 51-day Israeli offensive on Gaza last summer.

“Despite the fact that the Israeli forces could identify the UN schools as shelters, the UN mission found that the Israeli forces had directly attacked them or attacked nearby targets,” the source said.

“The Israeli fire killed and wounded civilians, as well as it damaged facilities,” the source added.

The UN mission reiterated that the Israeli occupation had used tank shells of 122 and 155 millimetre to attack UN schools contained large numbers of unarmed civilians.

Based on the findings of the UN investigation mission, there was no evidence that the UN schools, directly targeted by the Israeli occupation during the offensive on Gaza, contained rockets or any other arms.

(Source / 25.04.2015)

Israeli soldiers assault Palestinian farmers near Nablus

NABLUS (Ma’an) — Several Israeli soldiers held several Palestinian farmers and shepherds and assaulted them late Friday near the Yitzhar Street in southern Nablus, locals told Ma’an.

Sources added that Bashir Qadus, 42, one of the assaulted farmers, was taken to the Rafidiya Governmental Hospital in Nablus for treatment. Mahdi al-Najjar and Muhsen Qadus were also identified among those assaulted.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an the incident was currently under review.

The villages south of Nablus are frequent sites of both settler violence and Palestinian clashes with Israeli forces as they are located beside the notoriously violent Israeli settlements of Yitzhar, Bracha, and Itamar.
Three Palestinian shepherds were shot by Israeli forces and private security guards at the Jewish-only settlement Itamar in January.
Palestinian shepherds had gathered near the Gidonim outpost of the settlement claiming that their herds had been stolen.
Settlement residents then called army forces, and the local security guards and the army forces “fired in the air to disperse the riot,” an Israeli army spokeswoman told Ma’an at the time.
Settlers in the area frequently attack a number of local villages and prevent farmers from reaching their lands, according to UNOCHA, in addition to attacks on local olive trees themselves.
As of January 2015 there were 389,250 residents living illegally in Jewish-only settlements across the West Bank, another 375,000 in occupied East Jerusalem, according to the Israeli Interior Ministry.
(Source / 25.04.2015)

At least 27 killed in south Yemen fighting

Fighting in southern Yemeni towns between militias and loyalists of exiled President Abdrabbo Mansour Hadi killed at least 27 people

At least 27 people were killed in Yemen on Saturday as fighting raged in southern towns between militias and loyalists of exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, local officials said.

At least four pro-Hadi forces and six Houthi Shiite militiamen were killed in dawn clashes in the town of Daleh, north of the main southern city of Aden, an official said.

Eight more fighters were killed in an ambush.

Farther east, in Loder, pro-Hadi forces killed nine militias in a rocket-propelled grenade attack, a government official in the town said.

There were also heavy clashes in Aden itself, as Saudi-led warplanes kept up strikes on rebel positions despite the coalition’s announcement on Tuesday that it was halting the bombing campaign.

Targets included the Houthi-held presidential palace, which was Hadi’s last refuge before he fled to neighboring Saudi Arabia last month, military officials said.

Coalition warplanes also bombed the Houthi-held Al-Anad air base north of Aden, which housed U.S. troops supporting a long-running drone war against Al-Qaeda before the fighting forced their withdrawal.

There was also fighting late on Friday in the eastern province of Marib, home to some of Yemen’s most important oil fields, army officers and witnesses said.

Loyalist troops at a base in the provincial capital shelled positions in the nearby Sarwah district, where clashes raged around Yemen’s main oil export pipeline.

The 435-kilometre line links Marib’s Safir oil fields with the Ras Isa terminal on Yemen’s Red Sea coast and control of it has been a key goal for the militias and their allies.

“The Houthi rebels and forces loyal to (former president Ali Abdullah) Saleh sent reinforcements from (the rebel-controlled capital) Sanaa,” an army officer said.

The persistent fighting comes despite mounting calls for dialogue to end a conflict that the United Nations says has killed more than 1,000 people since late March, at least 115 of them children.

(Source / 25.04.2015)

Restoring power to Hadi impossible: Academic

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A Yemeni walks past a vehicle damaged in a Saudi strike on a nearby base on Fajj Attan hill in the capital, Sana’a, April 21, 2015

Press TV has conducted an interview with Sami Ramadani, a professor at London Metropolitan University, to discuss Saudi Arabia’s ongoing aggression against Yemen.

The following is a rough transcription of the interview.

Press TV: How do you assess this second phase of the Saudi invasion as the Saudis themselves have called it? Is it going any better than the first phase?

Ramadani: Well, I think it is a continuation really. I do not see a great deal of difference between the so-called first phase and second phase.

It seems as the Saudis have felt that their campaign against Yemen, their war efforts against Yemen have attracted a lot of opposition not only within Yemen, uniting the various forces in Yemen against the Saudi war, but also across the Arab world and much of the world. There has been strong opposition to this unilateral war waged by Saudi Arabia against a sovereign state.

So, they are trying to show that they will focus on a political solution and help with the humanitarian effort but they have moved on neither front, neither the political one or the humanitarian one.

So, so far it seems to be a tactical move to improve the image of the Saudi war.

Press TV: And how do you think that will go in the future because certainly when it comes to the politics, at least the original goal of this was to bring back [Yemen’s former President Abd Rabbu Mansour] Hadi to power in the country and that seems to be less and less likely because more and more Yemenis, whether they even side with the Houthis or not, like Hadi less and less because he called for this very invasion?

Ramadani: Yes, and by the way, the Yemeni constitution has a specific article saying that any Yemeni president or leader who calls for any external intervention in Yemen would be charged with treason.

And this question of him being legitimate – Hadi that is – is also a nonstarter. In fact, his term ended last year; and in last January, he actually resigned and fled to Aden. It was the Saudi pressure that brought him back.

But I did notice that in recent Saudi statements, they are mentioning Hadi less and less because they realized taking him back and imposing him on the Yemeni people is an impossible task.

Press TV: And just quickly if you can professor, then going forward, are we going to see the Saudis giving in at some point because you know right now there is a humanitarian catastrophe going on in the country?

Ramadani: Absolutely. There is a huge, huge humanitarian catastrophe. Yemen is the poorest Arab nation and Saudi bombing of its infrastructure, factories, even hospitals has created an enormous, enormous humanitarian crisis inside Yemen and it seems the Saudis are following a policy similar to that of the United States – if they cannot control a state they try to destroy it – like they destroyed Libya.

They are following a different path through the armed opposition in Syria, trying to destroy Syria and the Saudis seem to be following the same policy. If they cannot control Yemen, which they have always tried over the decades, they want to destroy it and this is really a war of aggression and a criminal act in my opinion.

(Source / 25.04.2015)

‘The more civilians US drones kill in the Mideast, the more radicals they create’

A US Air Force MQ-1 Predator drone (Reuters / Effrain Lopez)

A US Air Force MQ-1 Predator drone

American drone-strike strategy in the Middle East is counterproductive because killing civilians, even if it’s accidentally, breeds more al-Qaeda or other radical militants, defense analyst Ivan Eland told RT.

Two al-Qaeda hostages, an American and an Italian, were killed in one of January’s many air strikes. A former drone operator and USAF veteranBrandon Bryant said “the drone operations and even distance operations are probably the most dishonorable type of warfare we can create…”

RT: Hundreds of civilians have been killed by US drone attacks, but it took the killing of Westerners for Obama to express his regret. Doesn’t he care about the Pakistani civilians who died in his drone strikes?

Ivan Eland: The accidental killing of an American has a political problem in the US. Often times US military kills people whether it is via drone strikes in Iraq, in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and other countries. The military doesn’t keep track of civilians, or it says it doesn’t. It keeps meticulous track of its own people getting killed or other armed forces that are allied with it.

But for some reason it doesn’t publicize how many civilians are killed. I think the military probably does have estimates about how many civilians they are killing not only in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but other theaters of the war on terror, but they don’t release them because that undermines their military activities in the American public’s eye. Therefore, they don’t want to focus on that. But when there is an American killed, it is a different story because the family can bring pressure and publicity. So the administration wants to get out ahead of that.

RT: Will this incident lead to changes in America’s drone-strike strategy?

IE: I don’t think it will affect much. Obama has reduced drone strikes; he was intimating that he was not going to do them anymore. But the real problem with this is not the Americans that are killed so much as that civilians overseas… This is counterproductive because the more civilians you kill the more al-Qaeda or other radical militants you create. People feel that they were unjustly killed even if they know that the US is trying to go after militants. And a lot of the people in Pakistan probably don’t even recognize that fact – they just see the missiles raining from the sky.

Many military analysts are skeptical that you can kill your way out of an insurgency. I wrote a book, The failure of counterinsurgency, and that is one of the things I mention in the book – if you try to kill whether it’s with drones or with troops on the ground you end up killings civilians even if it is just accidently and therefore you breed more terrorists. So it is in many cases counterproductive to use this harsh technique, especially when all the good targets are probably pretty much gone by now.

Reuters / Bob Brown

RT: Washington says the same strike that killed the hostages also killed one of the most senior al-Qaeda leaders. How effective is the US drone program?

IE: That’s a goal that everybody keeps trying to get, to kill high-level people. But even if you kill high-level people, the problem with warfare is that it’s a hot house of evolution, the most ruthless people survive and rise to the tops. So if you kill that guy, you may get a more radical chief later because he survived and he is better about the killing of the other leaders, or whatever.

The killing of leaders does help in the short-term and it undermines the organization … but in a long-term I’m not sure killing is the way out of these things, is the way to go- you really have to deal with the underlying causes of the problem in the first place.

(Source / 25.04.2015)

Palestinian Abu Khudair killed by Israelis, cousin of the boy lynched by Israeli settlers last year

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Jerusalem

According to exclusive sources available to news786.in   young man “Abu Khudair “, 16-year-old Palestinian from Jerusalem, has been killed by Israeli occupation forces near an Israeli military checkpoint Zaayem, east of the city of Jerusalem. 

According to eyewitnesses, the Israeli army deliberately executed  the boy, shooting him fatally more than a dozen times, when he was approaching the barrier in Jerusalem, stressing, that the occupation forces allegedly said the boy had a “knife” besides him and was trying to stab a soldier.

It is worth mentioning that this boy is the cousin of Mohammed Abu Khudair,  who was abducted and burned by the Jewish settlers last year, and whose death started the Gaza war

(Source / 25.04.2015)

Typical Jewish settlers: hit Palestinians and then flee

Typical Jewish settlers: hit Palestinians and then flee

Jewish settlers have unleashed a large pack of dogs on Palestinian children in the center of the occupied West Bank.

The four Palestinians, among them two pregnant women, were walking along the side of the road.

Jewish settler struck four Palestinians in a hit-and-run in northern West Bank.

The incident took place on Wednesday morning in the West Bank village of Nabi Elias, Israeli police spokesperson Luba Samri said in a statement.

The driver hit the four Palestinians while the latter walking along the side of the road and fled the scene, she added.

The four pedestrians sustained slight injuries and were moved to a West Bank hospital, she added.

Samri said the driver involved in the incident called the police, noting that it turned out that he is a Jewish resident of Ginot Shomron settlement.

The settler confessed to driving the car and said that he fled the scene to a “safe place” because he feared the implications of the incident.

An investigation has been launched into the incident, she added.

(Source / 25.04.2015)