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Palestinian killed after being run over by settler in West Bank

The 21-year-old is the latest victim of Israeli settler violence [Twitter]

Date of publication: 16 August, 2020

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Iqab Darawsheh, a young Palestinian man from Nablus was killed in a 'deliberate' car attack by an Israeli settler, reports said.
A young Palestinian man was killed in the West Bank after being run over by an Israeli settler, the Palestinian Information Centre said in a tweet late on Saturday.

Iqab  Darawsheh, a Palestinian from the village of Talluza, north of Nablus, was killed near Tulkarm, according to the centre.

Palestinian outlets reported that Darawsheh was 21 years old.

Dozens of Palestinians have been killed by settlers intentionally ploughing vechicles into Palestinians in alleged hate crimes, often on bypass roads in the West Bank. 

Israel has occupied the West Bank illegally since 1967, and commits various abuses against Palestinian civilians, human rights groups claim.

More than 600,000 Israeli Jews live in settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, in constructions considered illegal under international law.

On Thursday, the UAE and Israel agreed on a US-brokered deal to establish full diplomatic ties, drawing outrage from Palestinians who considered the move a "betrayal".

Read also: Bahrain, Oman discussing normalisation deals with Israel, US: reports

"Israeli jets are bombing Gaza again, and the young Palestinian Iqab Darawsheh was killed after being run over by an Israeli settler in the West Bank. This is their so-called peace... more aggression and violations of rights," Palestinian writer Radwan al-Akhras wrote on Twitter after the news broke out.

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