Jerusalemite sources said that the Jewish settler deliberately hit the four children, including two brothers, and fled the scene. The injured children were hospitalized. The settler fled the scene.
Hit-and-run incidents targeting Palestinians have been prevalent in different parts of the occupied West Bank, with most of them usually ignored by Israeli authorities. Some of such events have even resulted in fatalities.
On May 3, an Israeli settler deliberately ran over an eight-year-old Palestinian child, identified as Laith Yousif Shatat, as he was standing outside his school in the eastern part of Yatta city, located approximately eight kilometers south of al-Khalil (Hebron).
About 600,000 Israelis live in over 230 settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.