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(photo credit: Ariel Jerozlimski)
on Monday night said that an initial investigation suggested that an
incident in which a bulldozer driven by a Palestinian man struck an
Israeli vehicle and caused a second motorist to swerve into a road
ditch was not an attempted terror attack.
Two people were
lightly injured in the Monday evening incident, near the Havat Gilad outpost, southwest of Nablus.
The driver whose vehicle was struck, a resident of Kadumim, was
lightly injured, and continued onwards, stopping only after he reached the
second Israeli vehicle driven by a woman, a resident of Yitzhar,
swerved to the side of the road after noticing the tractor parked in
the middle of her path, in an effort to avoid a collision, police said.
reports emerged in the minutes after the incident, with some reports
saying the second vehicle was chased and deliberately struck by the
The woman's vehicle crashed into a road ditch, and she sustained light injuries.
She was evacuated to the Beilinson Medical Center in Petah Tikva.
Police and IDF forces arrived at the scene and launched a search for
the driver, who fled the scene on foot heading towards the village of
Tel, police said.