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Palestinian martyred in alleged car attack in W. Bank

Omar Al-Harimi, father of one, fatally shot by Israeli forces

Aness Suheil Barghoti   | 16.08.2019
Palestinian martyred in alleged car attack in W. Bank

RAMALLAH, Palestine  

A Palestinian was martyred Friday by Israeli forces in an alleged car-ramming attack in the West Bank, according to Palestinian authorities.

Residents identified the martyr as Omar Al-Harimi, 27, a father of one from Bethlehem.

He was shot by Israeli forces near the Gush Etzion settlement in southern West Bank, the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

Israel said two Jewish settlers “were critically injured in the incident.”

The Israeli army reportedly launched an investigation.

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