A seven-year-old Israeli boy was killed on Thursday after being hit by a truck while riding his bike in the northern Israeli town of Ben Zakai, according to police.
A 25-year-old resident of northern Israel was detained for questioning following the accident as he is suspected of having driven the truck in question.
A short time later in the same area of the country, Israel Fire and Rescue Services responded to a call on Highway 4 near Yavne where a truck was on fire. They reported no injuries and stated that nobody was trapped in the vehicle.
Also on Thursday, Magen David Adom and Israel Police responded to a call regarding as hooting incident in Rahat. Medics provided treatment on-site to a man in his 30s in moderate condition, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was evacuated to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba for further treatment. Police opened an investigation into the incident.
In Netanya, MDA medics responded to a call about a motorcycle that exploded on Ben Zvi Boulevard. They found an Israeli man in his 40s unconscious and confirmed his death a short time later.
United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Elazar Elishayov said: "According to the neighbors, a major blast was heard. The motorcyclist's death was unfortunately pronounced at the scene."
Recent violent incidents across the State of Israel
Six people died and another five were wounded in separate incidents between Tuesday and Wednesday, the police and MDA reported.
A man in his 20s was shot dead in his vehicle in Shfaram, an Arab-Israeli city in the North, on Wednesday, the police reported. The background appeared to be criminal, the police said.
Another man in his 20s succumbed to his wounds after he was shot while in his car in Nazareth. Two other family members were lightly-to-moderately wounded in what police described as a conflict between rival families.
A 50-year-old man was mortally wounded and later died in the hospital after being stabbed on Holon’s Kdoshei Kahir Street. He was identified as Semyon Davarashvili.
A 23-year-old man was killed in a car and two others were wounded lightly and moderately in a shooting at the Mashtela intersection, near the Arab-Israeli town of Kalansuwa, east of Kfar Saba, on Wednesday morning. The wounded were taken to Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba.