Israel Security Agency probing possible terrorism link in fatal Jerusalem car accident

April 16, 2015 07:34


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The Shin Bet intelligence agency said it is taking part in an investigation into Wednesday night's deadly incident in which a car driven by a Palestinian east Jerusalem resident struck two Israelis waiting for a bus in the capital's French Hill area.

The two civilians hit by the car were seriously injured, and one man died of his injuries in hospital on Thursday morning. The Shin Bet said the driver, 37, is married without children, and is a resident of the new Anatana neighborhood. He has no record of prior arrests.

"He will be taken for Shin Bet questioning after hospital checks are complete at Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital," the agency said. "At this stage, we are investigating all directions, including the possibility that this is an act of deliberate terrorism."

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