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Road crash in West Bank kills 8 Palestinians, injures 2

Andrew Cuomo

JERUSALEM (AP) — A truck and a van collided on a narrow two-lane highway in the occupied West Bank, killing eight Palestinians and injuring two. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared a day of mourning for the victims, who he described as “martyrs of trying to make a living.” Thousands of Palestinian laborers work in Jewish settlements along Highway 90, which runs through the Jordan Valley. Israel’s Magen David Adom rescue service confirmed the seven deaths in Thursday’s accident and said three people were evacuated by military helicopter for medical treatment. Israeli and Palestinian media reported that one of them later died.

Associated Press

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