Israeli drives to West Bank village to install car system, arrested

23-year-old from Afula arrested after driving to Palestinian village to install audio system in car. Police source: 'People want to save money, risk their lives'

An Afula resident was arrested Wednesday after attempting to enter the Palestinian village of Hawara in the northern West Bank in order to install an audio system in his car. A search of his vehicle revealed a knife and the fact that the man's license was suspended. He was brought to the Petah Tikva Magistrate's Court for a remand hearing before an indictment.


It seems the murder of IDF soldier Tomer Hazan in the Palestinian village of Beit Amin did not deter the 23-year-old from Afula, who wanted to save a few shekels and drove into the West Bank in order to have an audio system installed in his car.


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The man triggered the police's suspicion, which pulled him over for inspection, only to discover he was driving without a license. They further discovered that he was arrested last month for driving with a suspended license, and legal actions were taken against him.


The driver was taken to questioning, and claimed that the knife that was found in his car was meant for self protection. He was taken to the Petah Tikva Magistrate's Court, where the police will request to extend his remand.


"People think they are smart, and that it would never happen to them, and in fact they risk their lives," said a source within the police. "They enter Palestinian villages in order to save money, which may eventually cost them their lives. If (the man) were attacked by Palestinians, we doubt the knife would have saved him."



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פרסום ראשון: 09.25.13, 15:09
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