Settler leader’s family hurt in West Bank crash as car pelted with rocks
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Settler leader’s family hurt in West Bank crash as car pelted with rocks

Wife and children were on their way to spend Shabbat with Yossi Dagan, who is camped outside PM’s house to protest soft response to terror

Emergency medical services arrive at the scene of a car accident caused by rock throwers near the West Bank settlement of Shiloh on Oct. 9, 2015. (Magen David Adom)
Emergency medical services arrive at the scene of a car accident caused by rock throwers near the West Bank settlement of Shiloh on Oct. 9, 2015. (Magen David Adom)

Five Israelis, including three children, were lightly wounded Friday afternoon when the car in which they were traveling crashed after being pelted with rocks near the settlement of Shiloh, in the northern West Bank.

Oriya Dagan, the wife of Yossi Dagan, head of the Regional Municipality of Samaria, and their children sustained minor injuries in the accident.

The family and two other passengers were driving to Jerusalem to spend Shabbat with Yossi Dagan, who is camped out in front of the residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in protest of what Dagan and other settler leaders perceive as the government’s weak response to what Netanyahu on Wednesday said was a “wave of terror” by Palestinians.

The crash happened after the driver lost control when assailants hurled rocks at the car. Magen David Adom paramedics treated the wounded at the scene before the five were evacuated to Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem, MDA spokesman Zaki Heller said.

Yossi Dagan, head of the Samaria Regional Council, sits at a Sukka outside the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem on October 2, 2015. Dagan announced that he was starting a hunger strike protest in the wake of the murder of Israeli couple, Naama and Eitam Henkin, to demand what he called "an appropriate response" from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Yossi Dagan, head of the Samaria Regional Council, sits at a Sukka outside the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem on October 2, 2015. Dagan announced that he was starting a hunger strike protest in the wake of the murder of Israeli couple, Naama and Eitam Henkin, to demand what he called “an appropriate response” from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Three soldiers were also wounded Friday in separate stone-throwing incidents in the West Bank. Two soldiers were lightly hurt when hit by stones in the village of Nabi Salah, near Ramallah. A third also sustained light injuries when he was hit in the head by a stone during clashes near Rachel’s Tomb on the outskirts of Bethlehem, the Hebrew-language Walla website reported.

In the northern West Bank, a Palestinian snatched the gun of an IDF soldier during clashes Friday afternoon in Azun, near the city of Qalqilya. The gun was returned soon after by Palestinian security forces, Army Radio said.

A Palestinian protester throws back a tear gas canister during clashes with Israeli soldiers at the Hawara checkpoint, south of the West Bank city of Nablus on October 9, 2015. (AFP PHOTO/JAAFAR ASHTIYEH)

A Palestinian protester throws back a tear gas canister during clashes with Israeli soldiers at the Hawara checkpoint, south of the West Bank city of Nablus on October 9, 2015. (AFP PHOTO/JAAFAR ASHTIYEH)

In central Israel, masked protesters blocked the main road leading into the Arab town of Taybeh on Friday afternoon, and set fire to tires there. Police forces arrived at the scene to disperse the rioters, arresting two of them for throwing stones and Molotov cocktails, Channel 2 television reported.

In Wadi Ara, in northern Israel, two people were arrested Friday afternoon for hurling fire bombs on Route 65, one of the main roads in the area, Walla reported.

Earlier Friday, two Israelis were lightly injured in separate stabbing attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba. In Afula, an Arab woman from Nazareth was shot and wounded after she tried to stab a security guard at the central bus station in the northern city.

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