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No complaint filed against Aussies in Tel Aviv hit-and-run

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli police will not investigate an alleged hit-and-run by three Australian detectives who reportedly hit a cyclist  in Tel Aviv.

Australian media reported Thursday that the Australians, who are in Israel investigating the use of forged Australian passports in the assassination of a top Hamas official in a Dubai hotel in January, hit a woman riding a bicycle near the country’s embassy and did not stop to help her. 

The Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported that one of its employees witnessed the hit-and-run.

The cyclist told the Australian network that she was not hurt but wants an apology from the Australian Embassy, as well as a new bike wheel. She reportedly did not file a complaint with the embassy or the police. 

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that the detectives were trying to avoid the waiting media on the way to their hotel room from the embassy.

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