TEHRAN (Press Shia) – An 8-year-old Palestinian girl was killed on Saturday after being run over by a car driven by Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus.

According to Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri, the child was hit around noon on Route 90 in the Jordan Valley area of the West Bank, while Palestinian medical sources said that the girl was run over by an Israeli settler's vehicle near the Furush Beit Dajan village in the Nablus district, Maan news agency reported.

A crew from Israel’s Magen David Adom national emergency service arrived at the scene and transferred the girl to a nearby hospital. However, the girl was pronounced dead on the way to the hospital.

Palestinian medical sources later identified the child as Asil Tariq Abu Oun from the village of Jaba in the northern West Bank Jenin district.

It remained unknown whether the driver had fled or remained at the scene.

Incidents involving Israeli settlers hitting Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territory are a relatively regular occurrence and are usually treated by Israeli security forces as accidents.