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Netanyahu’s official car involved in crash; ex-PM wasn’t in vehicle

Driver lightly hurt in collision with taxi on Jerusalem street

Head of opposition and Likud party MK Benjamin Netanyahu visits the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem, October 26, 2021. (Yonathan Sindel/Flash90)
Head of opposition and Likud party MK Benjamin Netanyahu visits the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem, October 26, 2021. (Yonathan Sindel/Flash90)

Opposition Leader MK Benjamin Netanyahu’s official car was involved in a crash in Jerusalem on Tuesday.

Netanyahu’s vehicle collided with a taxi on Harav Avida Street in the capital.

The driver was lightly injured and taken to a local hospital, according to Hebrew media reports.

The former prime minister was not in the car at the time.

Police opened an investigation into the incident.

A photo from the crash showed significant damage to the front left side of the car.

The accident came shortly before Netanyahu visited the popular Mahane Yehuda Market where, surrounded by a detail of police officers, he was welcomed by crowds who called out “Bibi the king,” using the former prime minister’s nickname.

Netanyahu posted a video of his visit to his Facebook page.

“What a pleasure to meet with Israel at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem,” Netanyahu wrote in the post.

The video of his visit to the market came a day after he told a meeting of his Likud party faction in the Knesest that he had been greeted by a throng of adoring supporters when he left a Jerusalem barbershop earlier in the day. However, in a video aired Monday evening by Channel 12, only a handful of people were seen approaching Netanyahu.

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