Israeli man killed in accident at site of Palestinian rock attack

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Jewish-Israeli man who exited his car near Hebron after rocks were thrown at it was hit by a truck and killed.

The man, reported to be a resident of the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba in his 50s, stopped his car on Tuesday afternoon after it was it by rocks as he drove past the Palestinian village of Al Fawar near Hebron.

When he got out to check the damage, he was hit by a passing truck that continued driving. He died at the scene despite Magen David Adom attempts to resuscitate him.

The Palestinian driver later turned himself in to Palestinian Authority police, telling them that he hit the man by accident, Israel Channel 2 reported.


Dozens of Palestinians gathered at the scene of the accident and threw rocks and burned tires, hampering rescue efforts, according to reports.

Earlier on Tuesday, an Israel Defense Forces officer was lightly injured after being stabbed by a Palestinian man in the southern Hebron Hills.  The man, from the nearby village of Beit Awwa, was shot and killed during the attack.

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