Israeli dies of wounds sustained in W. Bank incident

The Israeli settler was injured on Monday after being run over in the West Bank city of Nablus.

Israeli dies of wounds sustained in W. Bank incident

World Bulletin/News Desk

An Israeli settler died Tuesday from wounds he sustained one day earlier in the West Bank, Israeli medical sources have said.

The Israeli man, in his 50s, was injured on Monday after being run over in the West Bank city of Nablus.

The man had been admitted to hospital, where he died Tuesday of his wounds, medical sources told Israeli Channel 2.

Israeli police have detained three Palestinians for alleged connection to the accident.

"The [Israeli] police in cooperation with the army have detained three citizens of the Palestinian town of  Qabalan over their suspected involvement in badly injuring an Israeli citizen at Alon Shvut junction on Monday," Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement.

Tension has run high in the region since late October, when Israel briefly closed the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem after an extremist rabbi was shot and injured by a Palestinian man in West Jerusalem.

The shooting suspect was subsequently killed by Israeli forces in a raid on his East Jerusalem home.

Further aggravating the situation, a handful of Israeli MPs and scores of Jewish settlers have forced their way into the mosque complex in recent weeks, drawing the ire of Muslim worshippers and official condemnation from Arab and Muslim countries.

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