Palestinian die after run over by Jewish settler

Saleh Malihat, 70, had arrived at a Ramallah hospital in critical condition, later succumbed to his injury

Palestinian die after run over by Jewish settler

World Bulletin/News Desk

An elderly Palestinian died of injuries on Sunday a few hours after he was run over by a Jewish settler east of the West Bank city of Ramallah, a medical source said.

Saleh Malihat, 70, had arrived at a Ramallah hospital in critical condition with serious head injury, the source told Anadolu Agency.

The elderly Palestinian later succumbed to his injury, added the source.

Palestinian and Israeli authorities have not comment on the incident.

Recent months have seen a rise in attacks by Jewish settlers on Palestinians across the West Bank.

At least 145 Palestinians were injured in a total of 91 attacks by Jewish settlers from January to November of 2013, according to figures released by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

According to OCHA, the same period also saw 300 attacks targeting Palestinian-owned land and property.

Palestinian officials accuse Israeli army and police personnel of turning a blind eye to attacks by Jewish settlers.

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