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Israel: Minister Itamar Ben Gvir was taken to the hospital after a serious car accident

Israel: Minister Itamar Ben Gvir was taken to the hospital after a serious car accident

National Defense Minister Itamar Ben Gvir, a member of the Israeli far-right, was killed in a spectacular traffic accident that left three people lightly injured, police said.

The accident happened when the minister was on his way to the scene of the attack in the suburbs of Tel Aviv. An 18-year-old woman was stabbed and seriously injured this Friday, and rescuers and police said her attacker had been killed. Police did not immediately release details on the attacker's identity or motive.

The surgeon of the hospital where he was being treated said that the politician has suffered minor injuries. He has been kept under observation this Friday evening.

Maguen David Adom (MDA) rescuers transported and discharged an 18-year-old woman, conscious and in critical condition with upper body injuries, to hospital,” said a spokesperson for the rescue service. , indicating that the assailant was killed. Israeli police said in a statement that they were investigating “the circumstances surrounding the stabbing in Ramla.” “Preliminary findings indicate that a person who was stabbed and an assailant were neutral.”

Knife attack

At the scene of the attack, in the city of Ramla, twenty kilometers southeast of Tel Aviv, an AFP photographer saw the body of one of the attackers lying on the ground and covered in white plastic, surrounded by several police officers. . Jews and Arabs live in Ramla.

At the scene of the attack, Minister Itamar Ben Gvir told reporters that he was shot dead by an armed civilian. After the Palestinian movement's bloody attack on Israeli territory on October 7, this hard-line government official was happy to ease the rules and speed up the process for Israeli citizens to take up arms.

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On his way back, the car he was traveling in met with a terrible accident. In a press release, the police mentioned that they are investigating the “circumstances of the road accident in Ramla involving two vehicles including the Minister of National Defense”. “Three people have been evacuated with minor injuries,” police added, without specifying if the minister was among them. The minister's office did not respond to AFP's calls.

Images released by Israeli media showed a black car, believed to be the minister's car, overturned on its roof next to a white car. A conscious man, whose face is not visible, is lying on his back, surrounded by a large number of police and rescue workers and armed men in civilian clothes.

There have been a number of stabbing attacks in Israel in recent weeks, in the wake of fighting between the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas and the Israeli military in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas launched an unprecedented offensive in southern Israel on October 7, resulting in the deaths of 1,170 people, mostly civilians, according to an AFP report based on official Israeli data.

In response, Israel vowed to destroy the Palestinian movement, which has been in power in Gaza since 2007, and launched an offensive that has so far killed 34,356 people, mostly civilians, according to the Hamas health ministry.