Palestinian killed for allegedly running over soldier, Nablus

PNN/ Nablus/

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Thursday morning have shot dead a Palestinian for allegedly running over an Israeli soldier at Huwwara checkpoint south of Nablus, northern West Bank.

Israeli media said that an Israeli soldier sustained light injuries after he was ran over by 22-year-old Palestinian, Hassan Bzour, who was immediately shot and killed by soldiers.

Hassan Bzour (22) killed by IOF after alleged run-over on Huwwara checkpoint
Hassan Bzour (22) killed by IOF after alleged run-over on Huwwara checkpoint

Following the shooting, IOF closed the roads leading to the checkpoint and prevented the passengers from passing.

Hassan is the 143rd Palestinian to be killed by Israeli Forces following similar or proclaimed attacks.

On the Israeli side, some 22 settlers have been killed in run over or stabbing attacks, or mistaken army bullets.

The tensions were raised in October with the Israeli settler attacks on Al-Aqsa mosque, the third holiest place in Islam, and Israeli restrictions over Palestinian entrance.