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Student girl injured in hit-and-run by Israeli settler

A Jewish settler driving at high speed ran over a Palestinian student girl on Tuesday morning and injured her on a road in the east of Bethlehem city, south of the occupied West Bank.

The victim was identified as 17-year-old Yasmeen Ghazal, from Kisan village in eastern Bethlehem.

The hit-and-run incident happened at the main entrance to Kisan village as she was walking to her school in Teqoa town.

She has suffered multiple bruises and injuries and was rushed to al-Yamama Hospital.

According to human rights groups, incidents of terrorism and violence by extremist Jewish settlers against Palestinians and their property are a daily occurrence throughout the West Bank.

However, Israeli law enforcement authorities exhibit extreme incompetence in addressing such widespread occurrence of settlers’ crimes.

The vast majority of investigation files regarding harm to Palestinians and their property are closed due to deliberate police failure to investigate properly. The deficiencies and flaws in the work of the Israeli police are clearly noticed at every stage of an investigation when the victim is a Palestinian citizen.