Palestinian taxi driver shot dead after accidentally hitting Israeli soldier
A Palestinian taxi driver was shot dead after hitting and killing an Israeli soldier with his vehicle late on Monday in the West Bank city of Hebron, in an incident the Israeli army said could be a "terror" attack and Palestinians called it a road accident.
The Palestinian man, Eyad Eid Rabie Duweik, had driven near group of occupation troops on a bridge on a main highway before running one of them over, killing him instantly, witnesses said. Soldiers then fired on the taxi, injuring the driver. He was then evacuated to a local hospital, where he later died from his wounds.
According to Ynet, Israeli officials said they believe the incident was a "terrorist" attack, but are investigating the possibility it could have been a routine traffic accident.
Palestinian medics said they found seven bullets in the 30-year-old driver, who they added was not a member of any political group. They said the driver was surprised from the Israeli roadblock and couldn't stop the vehicle on time.