The incident comes as tensions between Israelis and Palestinians are high after the torching of a Palestinian home in the West Bank last week by suspected Jewish extremists that killed a Palestinian toddler and severely wounded his parents and 4-year-old brother.
The UN’s Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, called for the perpetrators to be brought swiftly to justice.
The father of a Palestinian toddler killed in an arson attack on his home a week ago died on Saturday of wounds sustained in the fire. A Palestinian security source identified him as a resident of a West Bank village near Jerusalem.
An Israeli settler armed with a pistol works at his vineyard in the West Bank outpost of Esh Kodesh, …
If the attack Duma has caused such a stir in Israel, it is also because it took place the day after a knife attack led by a Jewish extremist during the Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem, which killed a teenager and injured five people.
Although different, the pair of fatal attacks prompted authorities to crack down on religiously and politically motivated Jewish extremists, although none have been accused of complicity in the violence. They are to be used against Israelis, under the pretext of combating militant Jewish nationalists associated with the settler movement that successive governments have done so much to promote.
“A suspected attempt to run over pedestrians occurred a short while ago close to the Sinjil junction”, the IDF said in a statement.
A Palestinian official told AFP the pathologist’s report would be submitted in evidence to back up a complaint to the worldwide Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.
Hundreds of people turned out as Saad Dawabsha was buried in Duma on Saturday.
Arab foreign ministers at a meeting in Cairo on Wednesday agreed to call on the United Nations to protect the Palestinians from “terrorist crimes” by Israeli settlers.
Three rockets were fired at Israel by terrorists in the Gaza Strip on Friday afternoon, with one mortar striking an open area north of Kibbutz Kissufim and two other projectiles falling short of the border and landing within the Palestinian territory, according to the Times of Israel.