A Palestinian man was hospitalized early Saturday morning after he lost control of his vehicle at an Israeli flying (temporary) checkpoint and began hitting other cars with his vehicle.
According to local sources, the driver tried to pass cars on the right of the checkpoint to try to get past it without inspection. The Israeli police began shooting at him, but he drove past and lost control of his vehicle in the Lipta tunnel, striking another car.
He was taken to the hospital in serious condition, as was the female driver of the car he struck in the tunnel.
Israeli police claim they found a knife in the car. But there was no indication of any attempted attack on anyone with the knife.
The checkpoint was set up to allegedly search for stolen vehicles.
The identity of the driver has not yet been released.
(Source / 06.02.2023)