Israeli dies of injuries after suspected Jerusalem rock-throwing attack
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Israeli dies of injuries after suspected Jerusalem rock-throwing attack

Car carrying 3 individuals returning from Rosh Hashanah dinner comes under attack by Palestinian assailants hurling stones

The scene of the car crash September 13, 2015 resulting from a rock-throwing attack in Arnona, Jerusalem in which one man was severely wounded. (Arik Abulof/ Jerusalem Fire and Rescue Services)
The scene of the car crash September 13, 2015 resulting from a rock-throwing attack in Arnona, Jerusalem in which one man was severely wounded. (Arik Abulof/ Jerusalem Fire and Rescue Services)

A Israeli man died Monday morning, hours after he was seriously wounded when a car he was driving came under an apparent attack by rock-throwers in Jerusalem late Sunday night.

Two other people travelling in the car were lightly injured in the incident in the Arnona neighborhood of southeast Jerusalem.

Unknown assailants believed to be Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem reportedly attacked the car with stones, causing the driver to lose control, run into a ditch and crash into a pole.

“The driver who was involved in an accident, apparently as a result of stone-throwing… died at Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital,” police spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement.

The three individuals were returning from a family dinner celebrating the Jewish New Year which began Sunday evening.

The man, in his 50s, was taken to hospital in Jerusalem for treatment. Police were searching for the perpetrators.

Israeli news websites Ynet and Maariv said that officials were also looking into the possibility that the man had suffered a heart attack shortly before the crash.

AFP contributed to this report

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