(JTA) – A Palestinian driver injured four Israeli border policemen when he hit them with his car.
The soldiers were lightly wounded Saturday when the driver hit them at an Israeli roadblock in the West Bank, according to reports. A soldier at the scene stopped the car by shooting at its wheels.
The Israel Defense Forces are investigating the incident. The driver says that he hit the soldiers by accident when he stepped on the accelerator instead of the brakes.
The incident follows a flare-up in fighting between the IDF and Islamic Jihad, a terrorist group based in Gaza.