The driver, a 70-year-old resident of Kfar Saba, was on his way to collect a passenger from the Tel Aviv railway station when three Arab youths entered his taxi. The three hit the driver in his face and put him in the backseat of the car.
- Suspicion: Arab youths set up Jew stabbing cell
- Jewish man stabbed in east Jerusalem
- Arab soldier hides service from neighbors
One of the assailants replaced the driver behind the wheel and started driving towards Halamish, where they left the driver on the side of the road and continued driving.
Suffering from contusions to his face, the man was taken to the Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva.
The circumstances behind the incident remain unclear. The taxi driver told the police he is not acquainted with the suspects and does not know what they wanted from him. The three had not taken any of his possessions apart from the cab.