A 40-year-old Israeli was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly attacked a Palestinian man’s truck with an ax outside a West Bank settlement earlier in the day, police said.
The suspect was arrested at his home in the settlement of Karnei Shomron in the northern West Bank hours after police received a complaint from the Palestinian truck driver.
The Israeli man was suspected of approaching the vehicle, then hurling the ax into the windshield and shattering it, on the road near Karnei Shomron.
No one was injured in the incident, said Yariv Mohar, a spokesperson for the Rabbis for Human Rights organization, which first reported the suspected attack.
According to police, the suspect implicated himself regarding the allegations made against him during an initial investigation following his arrest.
The Judea and Samaria District of the Israel Police has been accused of failing to investigate cases of Israeli violence against Palestinians.
From 2005 to 2014, the dovish Yesh Din human rights organization tracked 1,045 Palestinian complaints against Jewish settlers and found that only 7.4 percent resulted in indictments.
From 2013 to 2014, of over 150 complaints filed by Palestinians, only two indictments were made by the Judea and Samaria Police Division.
Under the Oslo Accords, Palestinian police are not allowed to investigate or arrest Israeli citizens.