Video Shows Israeli Jeep Runs over Palestinian Protester

Fri Oct 30, 2015 17:59:20

An Israeli military jeep runs over a Palestinian protester north of the city of al-Bireh, near Ramallah, in the central occupied West Bank, as Palestinians step up their protests against Tel Aviv's violence and provocations.

The Palestinian news agency Ma’an said on Friday that a Palestinian youth was run over by an Israeli military jeep before the injured young man was nabbed by the Israeli forces.

Footage of the incident aired by the al-Aqsa TV showed the military vehicle speeding up at a group of youths who were protesting weeks of Israeli aggression against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

Israeli forces apparently blocked and assaulted medics who were attempting to reach the hit person, the video showed.

A number of other people, including some journalists who were filming the incident, were assaulted and arrested, Ma’an said. Israeli forces also fired tear gas and live bullets, prompting more clashes in the demonstration which started after Friday prayers in Bireh.

At least four medical personnel and one journalist were injured as a result of inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli forces and were transferred to hospital, according to the Palestinian news agency Watan.

More Blood Spilled by Zionist Forces

The scuffle came amid continued unrest in the occupied Palestinian territories where Israeli forces have been engaged in acts of aggression against Palestinians since early October, PRESS TV reports.

Palestinians are angry at Israeli settler violence and a plan by Tel Aviv to change the status quo of the al-Aqsa Mosque.

Hours before the clashes erupted near Ramallah, a 23-year-old Palestinian was shot by Israeli forces in al-Quds (Jerusalem) with Israelis claiming that the young man had stabbed and lightly wounded an Israeli soldier. That was the first direct clash between Palestinians and Israelis in the city in two weeks.

Earlier on Friday, Israeli forces shot and killed two Palestinians in the West Bank city of Nablus after accusing them of carrying out stabbing assaults. The killing brought to 70 the total number of Palestinians killed since the beginning of October. Some 7,200 others have been injured either in direct confrontation with the Israelis or during protests.

The Palestinian Authority has already submitted a request by the ICC urging the court to investigate Israel’s war crimes during the 2014 war on the Gaza Strip, which left more than 2,200 Palestinians killed.