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Palestinians accuse settlers of killing schoolgirls

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The Palestinians are accusing an Israeli settler of running over two schoolgirls, killing one of them, and speeding away. Palestinian U.N. Ambassador Riyad Mansour said in a letter Monday to the U.N. Security Council that the two girls got off a school bus in the West Bank town of Sinjil on Sunday and were hit while walking to their mothers across the street.

He said Inas Khalil, 5, died several hours later and Nilin Asfour, 8, is in critical condition. Mansour accused “extremist terrorist settlers” of several other hit-and-run acts in the past few months.

He said Israel is responsible for all crimes committed by the settlers, and called on the international community to compel Israel “to reign in the terror and violence being perpetrated by its settlers.” SAPA

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