Misguided by GPS
Photo: Guy Gerfy

Israeli man narrowly escapes lynch in Issawiya

GPS mistakenly takes 28-year-old who headed to Ma'aleh Adumim to Arab village where he was pelted with stones, beaten by locals. Village leader rescues him

A 28-year-old worker in a moving company trying to reach Ma'aleh Adumim narrowly escaped a lynch attempt in the village of Issawiya in northeast Jerusalem on Sunday after his GPS device mistakenly directed him there.


His car was pelted with stones and he was beaten by locals. The man was rushed to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital sustaining light head injuries.



His life was saved by one of village heads and his sons. "He's lucky he survived," the muhtar told Ynet. "We're against violence from both sides and we must stand up and say no to violence."

Light head wounds. Victim in hospital (Photo: Guy Gerfy)


Border Guard forces were rushed to the scene as well as Magen David Adom units, which took the victim to the hospital. Police forces canvassed the area but no detainees have been reported.


Last November four Israelis escaped a lynch attempt in the village, which is adjacent to the Hebrew University Mount Scopus campus. Having made a wrong turn, they accidentally entered Issawiya where they were greeted with sticks and stones. The four were eventually rescued by Border Guard forces.



פרסום ראשון: 06.27.11, 01:17
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