Leaders in the Israeli settlement community claimed Thursday a fatal car crash in the West Bank a day earlier was not an accident and was likely a Palestinian road terror plot.
A car driven by a Palestinian resident of the area, crossed out of its lane and crashed into a the vehicle belonging to a family from a nearby settlement, killing six-year-old Matan Zinman and wounding three of his siblings, as well as his mother.
"We were driving along Route 60 on the way to a family meeting in the Ariel settlement," Rivka Zinman said.
"Suddenly a white Palestinian car appeared, driving fast from the opposite lane, I slowed down the car, but the Palestinian vehicle accelerated. I realized it was going to hit me head-on and I couldn't stop. The collision was at an enormous speed. I lost my son to Palestinian road terror," she said.
The Palestinians involved in the crash were moderately wounded and were evacuated to the hospital as well.
"This is a terrible event perpetrated by Palestinians who were driving recklessly on the roads, while the State of Israel is neglecting the West Bank," the head of a regional council of settlements, Israel Gantz, said.
"There is no enforcement on our roads, by the police and we are paying the price in blood," he said.
First published: 09:36, 07.28.22