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Palestinian Authority/Gaza, October 15, 2018

Israeli Supreme Court Justice narrowly escapes attack by Palestinians with hammers

Original source

The Jerusalem Post

Supreme Court judge David Mintz was the target of an attempted attack near the Dolev settlement in the West Bank on Monday morning, according to local media.

Police said they had received a report from a resident of the Binyamin area who was driving his car on Road 463 at HaParsa Junction near Dolev, when a Palestinian vehicle blocked him and three people got out of the car. They then allegedly approached him holding hammers at which point he fled.

Israeli media identified Mintz, who lives in Dolev, as the targeted resident and said he had been on his way to work when the incident occurred.

Bayit Yehudi MK Moti Yogev reacted to the incident saying: "As a resident of Dolev and West Binyamin, I can say from my experience that in recent months there has been an upsurge in Palestinian violence."

He related that last week in the middle of the night he encountered a barrier of burning tires on Route 465, an incident which ended in the theft of a a vehicle.

Expressing relief that Mintz extracted himself from the situation on Monday morning, he added, "I trust that he security establishment will learn the events and provide the appropriate security response in Judea and Samaria." He also expressed hope also that the incident would move the justice system to give harsher punishments to terrorists.

Police opened an investigation into the incident.