Bus hits 7 Palestinian workers in Bethlehem, killing one; driver flees

In an apparent hit-and-run, a bus hit seven Palestinian workers Wednesday morning near a crossing between the West Bank city of Bethlehem and Israel, killing one of them.

The bus, which is also Palestinian and which had been empty of passengers, fled the scene, the Israel Police said in a statement.

Israeli and Palestinian medics arrived at the scene, near the Rachel’s Tomb shrine, and pronounced one of the people dead.

Magen David Adom paramedics said the 27-year-old man had been trapped beneath the bus and was found without any vital signs.

One other was said to be moderately injured, and the others suffered mild injuries. Five of them were taken to Jerusalem hospitals, while another was taken to a West Bank hospital by the Red Crescent.

Israeli police officers located the bus, but the driver apparently fled on foot. Officers began a widespread search for the suspect.

Source Link: https://www.timesofisrael.com/bus-hits-7-palestinian-workers-in-bethlehem-killing-one-driver-flees/

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