World Bulletin/News Desk
A Palestinian youth was killed Tuesday after being run over by an Israeli bus near the West Bank town of Barta'a, eyewitnesses have said.
Noor Hassan – a 21-year-old from Nablus – died and two others were injured when an Israeli bus rammed into them, an eyewitness said.
"Hassan and other two people were rushed to an Israeli hospital, where Hassan was pronounced dead," the witness told The Anadolu Agency.
A police source said that three Palestinians had been injured in a vehicular accident near Barta'a checkpoint.
The source said that an investigation has been launched into the incident, without stating that Hassan had died.
Tension has run high in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in recent months following Israel's 51-day military onslaught on the Gaza Strip, in which over 2,160 Palestinians were killed.
Meanwhile, increasingly frequent intrusions by Jewish settlers and Israeli officials into East Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound have angered Palestinians and often led to clashes.
Tension mounted further on October 30, when Israel briefly closed the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex after an extremist rabbi was shot by a Palestinian man in West Jerusalem.
Since then, 11 Israelis, including two security personnel, have been killed – and several others injured – in a spate of attacks by Palestinians both inside Israel and in the occupied territories.
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