Pales­tinian woman’s death be­ing probed

Oman Daily Observer - - REGION -

NABLUS, West Bank: Is­raeli po­lice said on Satur­day they were in­ves­ti­gat­ing the death of a Pales­tinian woman in the oc­cu­pied West Bank, af­ter her hus­band said he sus­pected Is­raeli set­tlers had pelted their car with rocks.

Reuters was un­able to in­de­pen­dently ver­ify the cir­cum­stances of the in­ci­dent but footage of the car, which a Reuters cam­era­man said bore Pales­tinian li­cence plates, showed what ap­peared to be a blood-stained bro­ken brick at the foot of the pas­sen­ger seat, which was cov­ered in shat­tered glass and blood stains.

A source at the Nablus hospi­tal where Aisha al Rawbi was brought said the 47-year-old was dead on ar­rival and that she had suf­fered a head in­jury. Her rel­a­tives said an au­topsy was to be car­ried out at an­other hospi­tal.

The woman’s hus­band, Aykube al Rawbi, 52, said he was driv­ing by a set­tle­ment late on Fri­day af­ter dark along a main road near the Pales­tinian city of Nablus and that he could not clearly see who pelted the car.

“The stones came from the side where the set­tle­ment is. I could hear the peo­ple speak He­brew, but I didn’t see them,” said Al Rawbi.

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