Palestinian car strikes IDF vehicle, injures four

Police investigating whether crash near Neve Daniel in Gush Etzion region was a hit-and-run, or a terrorist attack.

October 2, 2012 20:14
Magen David Adom (MDA) ambulance

MDA 311. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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A Palestinian car struck an IDF vehicle near Neveh Daniel in the Gush Etzion region on Tuesday evening. Four soldiers were injured in the crash – one moderately and three lightly.

Magen David Adom paramedics treated the soldiers on the scene, before evacuating them to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

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The IDF launched a search of the area for the vehicle and its occupants.

It said the police investigation into the incident is focused on whether the crash was the result of a hit-and-run accident or a terrorist attack.

In September, 45-year-old Lior Farhi was killed on highway 505 in the West Bank, when he was run over by a Kafr Kassim resident who fled the scene.

Farhi, then the security guard for the settlement of Shaar Hatikva, was filming the man sneaking Palestinian laborers into his car before attempting to smuggle them across the Green Line into Israel.

Last week, a murder indictment was brought against driver Arkan Badir, 25, of Kafr Kassim in the Lod Magistrate’s Court. Prosecutors believe Badir sped up and intentionally ran over Farhi, in order to avoid getting caught smuggling the laborers.

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