Menu JTA Search

Palestinian driver injures four Israeli border police

TEL AVIV (JTA) — A Palestinian driver injured four Israeli border policemen when he struck them with his car.

The soldiers were lightly wounded Saturday in the incident at an Israeli roadblock in the West Bank, according to reports. A soldier at the scene stopped the car by shooting at its wheels.

The driver said he hit the soldiers by accident when he stepped on the accelerator rather than the brakes.

The Israel Defense Forces is investigating the incident, which follows a flare-up in fighting between the IDF and Islamic Jihad, a terrorist group based in the Gaza Strip.