Tag Archive for accident

4 Israel Border Guard Policemen hit by Palestinian car



Palestinian driver claims he accidentally stepped on the gas instead of the breaks, & had on intentions to harm any of the Border Guard policemen.

By Yoav Zitun

Four Border Police soldiers were hit by a car, driven by a Palestinian, at a roadblock near Beit Ummar in Gush Etzion on Saturday.

MAGAV policeman – Photo courtesy: Israel Police

A Border Police officer shot at the vehicle’s wheels, bringing the car to a stop.

The driver claimed in his investigation that the incident was an accident and that he had no intention to hit the Border Police soldiers. He claimed that he accidentally stepped on the gas pedal instead of the breaks. Continue Reading »

Statistics: 50% of young drivers involved in fatal car accidents are Arab-Israelis

An Israel Police report reveals disturbing information regarding those involved in fatal car accidents in recent years. Arab mayor says high proportion of Arab fatalities are due to poor infrastructure & harsh economic situation.

Hassan Shaalan

Some 45% of those killed in car accidents since the beginning of the year are members of the Arab community in Israel, a police report released Monday says. Even worse, half of the young drivers involved in fatal car accidents are from the Arab sector.

illustrative photo

illustrative photo

It was further reported that in the past five years, more than 500 drivers involved in car accidents were documented as driving under the influence of alcohol. Continue Reading »

Tragedy hits Tel Aviv: Building collapse, 1 dead, 5 injured


Ceiling collapses at 3-story building on Herzl St. where construction work was ongoing.

One man dies & 5 construction workers were extracted from the rubble and rushed to hospital.

Eli Senyor


One man was killed and five people were injured Wednesday when a ceiling in a three-story building in south Tel Aviv‘s Herzl Street collapsed.

Photo: Motti Kimchi

The incident occurred as infrastructure work was being held at the site. One man in his thirties who sustained critical injuries died shortly after the collapse. Five others, all construction workers working at the site, were caught under the rubble and pulled out by rescue forces. Continue Reading »

6 Israelis killed in traffic accident outside Haifa

First report: Truck driver loses control of vehicle, crashes into 8 cars & pedestrians.

Emergency crews treating wounded at scene with at least 10 people reported injured.

At least six people were killed and a dozen were injured – two of them critically – in a multi-vehicle accident on the outskirts of the northern Israeli city of Haifa on Wednesday afternoon.

The scene of the accident in Haifa, April 10, 2013.

The scene of the accident in Haifa, April 10, 2013. Photo by ZAKA



Police say that they are not ruling out any possibilty in their investigation of the accident, including the possibility that it was a terrorist attack. Continue Reading »

Corrie Family Seeking Justice in Upcoming Court Ruling

Rachel Corrie’s parents & sister hope the court will find the IDF responsible for her accidental 2003 death in Gaza.



Craig, Cindy and Sarah Corrie (Simpson) said on Sunday they hope that after nearly 10 years, the Haifa District Court will find the IDF responsible in the death of their daughter Rachel, 23, in Rafah, the southern Gaza Strip. A verdict is expected on Tuesday.

She was killed in disputed circumstances on March 16, 2003, while protesting an IDF home demolition.

Rachel Corrie’s parents, Craig and Cindy
Photo: Yonah Jeremy Bob

In a wide-ranging interview with The Jerusalem Post, Cindy described herself as “naive” when the trial started two years ago about what it would look like and its ability to reveal more about what led to her daughter’s death and how the investigation was conducted.

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1 killed, 10 injured in explosion at drilling site

Pipe explodes at Mekorot drilling site, releasing toxic chemicals; one person in critical condition, four are seriously wounded; residents in the area are not in any danger, Environmental Ministry says; Highway 90 closed.




One person was killed and ten were injured on Monday when a pipe of flowing hydrochloric acid exploded at a drilling installation near Ein Yahav in the Arava region of the South.

Magen David Adom ambulances - Photo: Reuters

Magen David Adom ambulances - Photo: Reuters

The injured were evacuated by helicopters and ambulances to Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba. One person was in critical condition, four in serious condition, and five others were lightly injured. Continue Reading »