Photo: Dalit Shacham
Taxi driver robbed
Photo: Dalit Shacham

Israeli cabbie rescued from West Bank

Taxi-driver forced to drive from Bnei Brak to West Bank; escapes after being beaten, mugged, rescued by IDF forces

IDF soldiers rescued an Or Yehuda taxi driver from the village of Jam'in in the northern West Bank on Friday morning after he was beaten and robbed by some passengers he picked up in Bnei Brak.


Around 11 PM Thursday night, the 49-year-old cabbie picked up three passengers on Jabotinsky Street in Bnei Brak. The three men requested to be taken to Kfar Qassem.


Once they reached their destination, the passengers began to threaten the man and told him to take them to a few different Palestinians towns. They ended up in Jam'in, a Palestinians village over the Green Line where the men then physically assaulted the taxi driver, robbed him of his belongings and left him.


The frantic driver began to wander around the village in search for some assistance. He eventually found some friendly residents that allowed him to use their phone to contact his brother-in-law in Or Yehudah. He then called the police and reported the incident.


Eventually the Judea and Samaria Police and IDF were notified of the incident.


After several hours, the IDF located the man in Jam'in. Later, they also found his taxi on the trans-Samaria highway near Ariel.


The cabbie did not require medical attention. The police have opened an investigation into the matter.


פרסום ראשון: 12.14.07, 13:44
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