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An elderly Palestinian women lost her life on Friday after an Israeli settler ran him over in the central part of the West Bank.

An Israeli settler rammed his vehicle into a Palestinian elderly at the entrance of Sinjil town, northeast of Ramallah, killing her, according to security sources.

They said that the settler rammed his car into Ghadir Anis Abdullah Fuqaha while the latter was at the entrance of the town, instantly killing her. The assailant fled the scene.

In a post at the official Facebook page of Sinjil Municipality, mayor Hazem Tawafsha stated that 63-year-old Fuqaha was with her husband at the town entrance, close to the bypass Road 60, waiting for a taxi to be picked up to Nablus city, when the settler rammed his car into her before speeding away in a deliberate hit and run attack.

He added that this attack is reminiscent of an attack when a speeding settler driving near the town rammed his vehicle into Enas Shawkat Dar Khalil and Tulin Omar ‘Asfour, five-year-old girls who were walking home from their kindergarten in 2014.

Enas was instantly killed and Tulin sustained a very serious injury and is now struggling with a life-long disability.

Israeli police usually treat such attacks as accidents, even in cases when witnesses claim the ramming attacks were deliberate.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

Settler violence includes property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

There are over 700,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

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