The scene of the crash near Highway 90

At least 8 Palestinians dead in West Bank car crash

Two injured, with one in serious condition airlifted to Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem for further treatment; cause of crash near Jordan Valley settlement of Petza'el not immediately clear

Elisha Ben Kimon, Einav Halabi |
Published: 01.06.22, 17:19
At least eight Palestinians were killed and two others injured in a crash between a truck and a private vehicle in the West Bank on Thursday, according to emergency services.
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  • Of the two injured, one was in moderate condition while the other, who was seriously hurt, was evacuated to Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem for further treatment.
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    זירת התאונה בכביש 90
    זירת התאונה בכביש 90
    The scene of the crash near Highway 90
    (Photo: Israel Fire and Rescue Services)
    The collision occurred at an intersection near the West Bank settlement of Petza'el in the Jordan Valley.
    Both vehicles belonged to Palestinians, according to medics. The cause of the crash was not immediately clear.
    Footage of the crash showed the van attempting to make a left turn, before being broadsided by the oncoming truck.
    "When we arrived at the scene the sight was shocking," said MDA paramedic Yonatan Shanbay. "We saw a truck and a private vehicle crushed on the side of the road. Ten injured, of whom seven were injured in critical condition with some outside the vehicle and some trapped in the vehicle.
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    זירת התאונה הקשה בכביש 90
    זירת התאונה הקשה בכביש 90
    (Photo: Magen David Adom)
    "We did a quick initial triage on the spot and performed medical examinations, together with an IDF medical force, provided medical treatment and performed resuscitation operations, at the end of which we were forced to determine the deaths of seven of the injured."
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared Friday a day of mourning for the victims, who he described as "martyrs of trying to make a living."



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