Elderly Palestinian, Jewish Settler Killed in Continuing Violence
An elderly Palestinian man was killed Monday in the West Bank city of Qalqilya when a "vengeful" Jewish settler ran him over, while armed Palestinians killed a Jewish settler and wounded another in a shooting attack in Nablus.
The Palestinian news agency, WAFA, said that the settler deliberately hit Ahmed Mahmoud Ali, 81, with his car as the victim was crossing the Qalqilya-Nablus main road.
Meanwhile, Israeli occupation troops arrested a Palestinian preventive security official in Qalqilya, said WAFA.
As'ad Hamdan was on his way to Nablus when a number of Israeli soldiers arrested him, said the agency.
According to Israel Army Radio, Hamdan is "accused of taking part in terrorist activity against Israel."
In Nablus, armed Palestinians killed a Jewish settler and wounded another near the settlement of Homesh, Israel Radio reported. The injured settler sustained light wounds.
Since the outbreak of the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflict last September, CNN reports that Palestinians have killed approximately 112 Israelis with weapons ranging from stones and knives to machineguns and car bombs. Israeli military sources have reported well over 600 injuries to Israelis of Jewish descent.
In the same time period, according to CNN, Israeli soldiers and armed Jewish settlers have killed 13 Arab Israelis and 458 Palestinians with weapons ranging from machineguns and tanks to US-made Apache helicopter gunships and F-16s.
According to Amnesty International, nearly 100 of the Palestinians killed were children.
In addition, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society has reported over 14,000 Palestinians wounded.
Jewish author Noam Chomsky, who according to a New York Times Book Review article is “arguably the most important intellectual alive,” has been quoted as saying: “State terrorism is an extreme form of terrorism, generally much worse than individual terrorism because it has the resources of a state behind it.” - Albawaba.com
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