Israeli Police Ran Over a Palestinian Anti-occupation Protester – Then Fled the Scene

A tow truck escorted by a police vehicle hit Haj Suleiman Hathaleen, an older anti-occupation activist, in the South Hebron Hills. Both Israeli vehicles fled without summoning assistance for the fearless protester, who now in vegetative state

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In the intensive care ward at Al-Mizan Hopsital in Hebron, Suleiman Hathaleen lies sedated and intubated, a gash in his head. No one is allowed to enter his room, not even his two wives or his three daughters and seven sons – though one of the latter managed to sneak in for a moment. It’s not clear how old Hathaleen is. His ID card says 65, but he has said for some time that he passed the 70-year mark a while ago and that the ID data is wrong.

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