Palestinian boy, 8, hurt in 'settler hit-and-run'
AFP, Friday 23 Sep 2011
Palestinian medics and witnesses say an eight-year-old Palestinian boy was injured after a Jewish settler hit him by car

An eight-year-old Palestinian boy was seriously injured on Friday after being hit by a car driven by a Jewish settler near Hebron, Palestinian medics and witnesses told AFP.

The boy, who was identified as Farid Jaber, was knocked down on route 60 near the entrance to Kiryat Arba settlement in the southern West Bank, witnesses told AFP, saying the car had driven off without stopping.

Israel troops and Palestinian medics arrived at the scene but the boy was taken away in an Israeli ambulance, they said.

Witnesses said two of the boy's relatives were arrested following an argument over which ambulance would take the boy to hospital.

"A Palestinian boy was hit in a car accident and evacuated to an Israeli hospital," a military spokeswoman said, saying the boy had been "severely injured" in the incident.

She confirmed that two people had been arrested "for attacking a police officer" at the scene.

It was not clear whether the driver was later apprehended, with Israeli police not immediately available to comment.