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Car Crash Injures Head of Nrp

Avner Shaki, leader of the National Religious Party, was badly injured in an automobile accident in the West Bank Wednesday.

He was taken to the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, reportedly with a broken arm and leg.

Shaki was on the way to the funeral of Yaacov Parag, a West Bank settler killed by a local Arab, when his car crashed head-on into a truck near the settlement of Shilo, His driver was slightly injured.

The collision was the second highway accident in less than two months to involve a Knesset member. Micha Reiser of Likud was killed in a car crash at the end of October.