The Gaza Post | The News of Palestine – Ramallah
A Palestinian boy, 15, succumbed to injuries Tuesday night after his mother and four siblings were already declared dead in a multi-car crash that also left an adult man killed and dozens injured near Ramallah on Route 60, the main artery of the occupied West Bank.
Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri identified the boy in a statement as Taysir Dabash, 15, who was evacuated to a hospital in a critical condition after the Tuesday afternoon accident, which involved at least one private car, a Palestinian public transportation vehicle, and a large bus for Israeli settlers.
The boy’s mother Sulafa and her four other children Ilana, Muhammad, Ahmad, and Issa, were pulled out of the wrecked Palestinian minibus — which generally seat about nine people — along with its driver Adel Khatib, and the six were pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
The victims were all residents of town of Zaatara in the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. Sulafa and her children all carried Jerusalem IDs since her husband is a Jerusalem resident.
The Palestinian Civil Affairs had said their bodies were transferred to the Palestine Medical Center, and added that they would be transferred at a later time to the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute in Tel Aviv to undergo autopsies.
The 50-year-old driver of the Israeli bus was also moderately injured, and a 17-year-old male was also evacuated in a severe condition to a hospital for treatment, Israel’s emergency medical service Magen David Adom said.