Settler wounded after being struck by Palestinian truck
Published Sunday 03/11/2013 (updated) 03/11/2013 18:15
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- An Israeli settler sustained critical wounds to the head after being hit by a Palestinian truck near the Israeli settlement of Elazar in the southern West Bank, a Ma'an photographer said.
The Israeli settler was crossing the street to reach a bus stop when a Palestinian driver from Hebron struck her with his truck on the road in the Bethlehem district.
Ma'an photographer Jala Hmeid was present at the time of the accident and said that the settler appeared to be in her 20s.
Ambulances crews rushed to the area and evacuated the injured woman to a hospital in Jerusalem. She sustained serious wounds in the head.
Israeli police rushed to the area and closed the road. They subsequently opened an investigation into the accident.
More than 500,000 Israeli settlers live in settlements across the West Bank and East Jerusalem, in contravention of international law.
The internationally recognized Palestinian territories of which the West Bank and East Jerusalem form a part have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.