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Israeli settler shoots, injures Palestinian child in West Bank

4 October 2015 9:19


A Palestinian child has sustained critical gunshot wounds after an Israeli settler opened fire on him in the northwestern part of the occupied West Bank.

The six-year-old Palestinian kid, identified as Yousef Bayan al-Tabib, was standing on the side of a road in Izbeit at-Tabib village, located around 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) east of Qalqiliya, on Saturday, when the settler stopped his car, shot the child in the stomach, and then drove off, Ma’an news agency reported.

Tabib was ferried to the Qalqiliya hospital to receive medical treatment.

An unnamed Israeli army spokesperson said they have launched an investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the attack.

Earlier on Saturday, Palestinian sources said two Israelis were killed and two others injured during clashes between 19-year-old Palestinian youth, Mohannad Rafiq Halab, and Israeli settlers in the occupied Old City of al-Quds (Jerusalem).

Israeli settlers have, in recent years, carried out various attacks on Palestinians and their property in the West Bank and East al-Quds.

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