Jerusalem - Israeli police are considering charges against a Jewish settler filmed driving over a Palestinian who was lying wounded at a West Bank gas station following an incident in which the settler's wife was stabbed.
After dramatic footage of last week's events was aired by Israel's Channel 2 television, a police spokesman said on Wednesday the Palestinian was also being investigated over the wounding of two women with a knife.
The 21-year-old was still in hospital after he was first shot by a soldier, then crushed by the heavy German sedan.
The driver, who was filmed reversing over the groaning man while Israeli soldiers stood by, was ordered not to leave his settlement while investigation of last Thursday's events near the West Bank city of Hebron continued, the spokesman said.
The incident came at a period of tension between Israeli authorities, settlers and Palestinians following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's order to freeze building on occupied land and Palestinian leaders' rejection of that measure as insufficient to meet their conditions for resuming peace talks.
Palestinians in Hebron said the man accused of stabbing the two women was not a known member of any militant group.
Note that these were Israelis who stopped the driver and pulled him out of his car. Imagine an Arab driver doing that to a Jew in Arab land... or maybe stop imagining.
Anyway, Kol Hakavod on this man taking revenge for his wife's stabbing.
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