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Monday, July 4, 2011

Palestinian boy critically injured after kidnapping

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Ma’an – A boy from the West Bank city of Qalqiliya was critically injured after being struck by a car which fled after kidnapping a resident of the center of the city.

Onlookers told Ma’an that persons who were riding the car kidnapped Ali Abu Khadejah, 40, from the center of the city and while they were escaping the scene, their car hit Khaled Daoud Abed Al-Karim, 14 years old.

The kidnappers escaped in an Israeli plated car while the boy was transferred in critical condition to hospital in Nablus. Medics said the boy sustained serious wounds to the head.

The car that hit the boy fled, and police have installed checkpoints at the entrances of the city in an attempt to seize the perpetrators. They have also opened an investigation in the incident.