Israeli settler deliberately rams schoolgirl in Bethlehem

Bethlehem (QNN)- A Palestinian young schoolgirl was reportedly wounded this morning after being rammed by an Israeli settler in eastern Bethlehem.

Local media quoted the council of the village of Kisan, who in turn stated that Yasmeen Khaled Ghazal (17 years old) was rammed by a settler at the entry to the village, while she was heading to school.

The girl was immediately evacuated to Al Yamamah hospital to get treatment.

Last year, Israeli NGO B’Tselem revealed that settler violence has long since become part of Palestinians’ daily life under occupation and that Israeli security forces enable these actions. In some cases, settlers even serve as an armed escort, or even join in the attacks. Investigations, if even opened, are usually closed with no action taken against perpetrators as part of an undeclared policy of leniency. The long-term effect of this violence is the dispossession of Palestinians from increasing parts of the West Bank, making it easier for Israel to take over land and resources.

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