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Israeli settler run over a Palestinian near Qalqilya

An Israeli settler Tuesday evening rammed his vehicle into a Palestinian and injured him near the village of Funduq, east of Qalqiliya city, according to local sources.

Sa‘id Zidan said that his son, Ali, 25, was run over by a settler as he was crossing the intersection of Funduq village.

Ali, a resident of the Salfit-district village of Deir Istiya, was rushed to a hospital in Nablus city for treatment, where medics described his condition as moderate.

The assailant settler fled the scene.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

Settlers‘ violence includes property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

There are over 700,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.