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Israeli truck driver, Palestinian hurt during confrontation in Hebron hills

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is a breaking news editor at the Times of Israel.

An Israeli tow truck contractor working for the police is hurt after Palestinians hurled stones at his vehicle in the south Hebron hills in the West Bank, a law enforcement spokesperson says.

The driver was hurt in his head from a stone and was taken for further treatment, police say. His condition is not known.

Police say the driver was working with officers to confiscate vehicles that are technically listed as dismantled and are prohibited from use in Israel, but have continued to stay on the roads in the West Bank.

A damaged windshield on a truck whose driver was hit by a stone in the Hebron area of the southern West Bank on January 5, 2022. (Courtesy)

According to Palestinian media reports, one Palestinian is seriously hurt after being hit by the truck during the confrontation.

A spokesperson for the police says it is aware of “a Palestinian who apparently ran in the direction of the tow truck,” and was evacuated by the Palestinian Red Crescent.

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