Hawzah News Agency (Occupied Palestine) - Local sources, requesting anonymity, told Arabic-language Ma’an news agency that the victims, identified as Oqab Raji Mahmoud Abed al-Hafith and Ameer Hayel Raji, were struck near the village of Kafr Laqif, located 22 kilometers southwest of Nablus, on Sunday afternoon.
The pair was transferred to a nearby hospital to receive medical treatment.
Sources said Hafith had suffered serious injuries in the head, while Raji has sustained moderate injuries to his head and shoulder.
There have been scores of “hit and run” incidents targeting Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, with most of them largely going uninvestigated by Israeli authorities. Some of such events have resulted in fatalities.
On March 11, 16-year-old Rushdi Yasser al-Khatib was struck on the road linking the towns of Hizma and 'Anata northeast of the occupied Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds.
Palestinian medics said the teenager had suffered a fractured skull and bruises all over his body.
Settlers attack Palestinian vehicles with stones near Nablus
Meanwhile, a group of Israeli settlers have attacked Palestinian vehicles south of Nablus.
Ghassan Daghlas, the Palestinian Authority (PA) official in charge of monitoring Israeli settlement policy in the northern part of the West Bank, said the extremists the cars with stones on the road linking Nablus to Ramallah. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
Last Friday, Aisha Muhammad Talal al-Rabi, 47, a mother of eight children, was killed and her husband suffered injuries after Israeli settlers hurled rocks at their vehicle near the Zaatara checkpoint in Nablus.
Price tag attacks are acts of vandalism and violence against Palestinians and their property as well as Islamic holy sites by Israeli settlers.
More than half a million Israelis live in over 120 settlements built since Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank in 1967. This is while much of the international community considers the settler units illegal and subject to the Geneva Conventions, which forbid construction on occupied lands.