An Israeli woman was injured on Tuesday after being run over near a settlement in the West Bank, as confirmed by the Israeli authorities, after which the driver, a Palestinian, was shot by security forces present in the area.
The Israeli Army has pointed to an intentional outrage by referring to what happened as “a vehicle attack” in the vicinity of the Kojav Yaakov settlement. Likewise, he has said that “the details are being reviewed” and has asked the population not to disseminate the video recorded by the security cameras.
Sources from the Red Star of David emergency service –Magen David Adom– have detailed that the victim is a 20-year-old woman who has been transferred in stable condition to a hospital in Jerusalem, as reported by the newspaper ‘The Jerusalem Post’.
For their part, witnesses cited by the Palestinian news agency WAFA have confirmed that the driver was shot by Israeli forces in the surroundings of the West Bank city of Ramallah after a brief pursuit, while pointing out that the military prevented access to Palestinian ambulances.
The event took place hours after the death of three Palestinians after being shot by Israeli security forces in two incidents in the West Bank, as denounced by the Palestinian authorities, amid an upsurge in tensions and violence in recent years. months that has set off international alarms at the possible outbreak of a conflict.
The United Nations special coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, warned on Monday that “after decades of persistent violence, expansion of illegal settlements, inactive negotiations and deepening of the occupation, the conflict is reaching a boiling point again”, which is why he advocated reinvigorating the negotiations for a peace agreement in line with the two-state solution.