Wed May 3, 2017 11:51PM
A picture showing eight-year-old Laith Yousif Shatat who was run over by an Israeli settler in the West Bank city of Yatta on May 4, 2017. (Photo via Ma’an News Agency)
A picture showing eight-year-old Laith Yousif Shatat who was run over by an Israeli settler in the West Bank city of Yatta on May 4, 2017. (Photo via Ma’an News Agency)

An Israeli settler has deliberately run over a Palestinian child in the occupied West Bank of city of Yatta south of al-Khalil (Hebron.)

The settler drove over Laith Yousif Shatat, eight, on Wednesday as the child was standing outside his school located in the town’s eastern regions.

According to witnesses, the severely injured child was taken to a hospital in al-Khalil.

There have been dozens of “hit and run” incidents targeting Palestinians in different parts of the West Bank, with most of them largely going uninvestigated by Israeli authorities. Some of such incidents have even resulted in fatalities.

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On February 8, an Israeli settler ran over and killed an 81-year-old Palestinian man south of the city of Bethlehem.

In this file photo, Palestinian child Adam al-Risheq is being rushed to hospital after being run over by a car driven by Israeli settlers in East Jerusalem al-Quds.

An Israeli settler also ran over and injured a middle-aged Palestinian man south of al-Khalil on January 6 as he was walking on the edge of a road.

About 600,000 Israelis live in over 230 settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East Jerusalem al-Quds.