NGO seeks recognition of West Bank car collision as act of terror

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 3, 2014 02:04
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The Almagor Terror Victims Association has called on Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon to recognize the West Bank incident which left an Israeli man dead, an act of terror.

The NGO, which advocates for terror victims’ rights, sent a letter to the Defense Ministry on Tuesday, urging the immediate recognition of the car collision as an act of terrorism.

While the investigation into the case has been taken over by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), Almagor pleaded "not to wait" for investigators – time that will "cause distress" to the family of the man.

Avi Ben-Zion, a 68-year-old farmer from Netiv Hagdud, some 20 km. north of Jericho, died of his wounds Tuesday evening, a day after he was found badly injured on the side of a West Bank road in an incident that has left investigators baffled.

His family is donating his organs, according to the Israel Transplant Center.

Police described the incident at the time as a hit-and-run, but on Tuesday night they said they are still unsure if it was a criminal incident such as a traffic accident, a botched robbery that ended with an assault or if Ben-Zion was beaten in a terrorist attack.



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