Palestinian child struck by army vehicle in West Bank

A 5-year-old Palestinian child was injured Sunday after being run over by an Israeli military vehicle in the West Bank city of Hebron, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent.
Publish date : Monday 11 December 2017 12:00
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In a statement, the Red Crescent said the child was rushed to hospital for treatment. The Palestinian health ministry said the child suffered bruises in her lower part.
There was no comment from the Israeli army on the incident.
Meanwhile, two dozen Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank, the Red Crescent said.
Most of the injuries were caused by rubber bullets and teargas canisters fired by Israeli forces during the confrontations on Sunday, it said in a statement.
Tension has risen across the Palestinian territories since US President Donald Trump’s decision to officially recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Most countries consider East Jerusalem, which Israel annexed after capturing it in a 1967 war, to be occupied territory, and say the status of the city should be left to be decided at future Israeli-Palestinian talks.
While the international community has almost unanimously disagreed with Donald Trump’s announcement, reports suggest that the announcement was done with the pre-agreement of Egypt and Saudi Arabia, with the Saudi Arabia going as far as, allegedly, stating to the Palestinian President to accept a village on the outskirts of Jerusalem as the alternative Palestinian capital.
Since the announcement, Saudi Arabia’s royal court has sent notices to the nation’s media outlets to limit the airtime given to protests against Trump’s announcement.
Emboldened by Trump’s annoucement, Israeli housing Minister Yoav Galant decided on Friday to promote a plan to build 14,000 new settlement units in the occupied Jerusalem.
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