Parents of soldier injured in Gush Etzion say car crash was no accident

The scene of the recent incident in Gush Etzion in which three Israeli soldiers were injured. Credit: Provided.

( While Israeli security officials have said the recent incident in Gush Etzion in which three Israel Defense Forces soldiers were injured was an accident, the parents of Moshe Aharoni, one of the injured soldiers, believe the Palestinian driver who ran over the soldiers with his car did so intentionally in a terrorist act.

“Our son was run over in a clear and intentional manner by a miscreant,” Aharoni’s father, Roni, said at a press conference at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem. “The blood of our son cries out. We are here in hours of uncertainty, while the scoundrel [who ran over the soldiers] hides behind an outright blatant lie.”

Roni said his son recounted the incident for his parents. “He told us, ‘I saw the eyes of this evil murderer. He didn’t try to brake. He wanted to hurt us. I heard the roar of his accelerating engine before he hit us and sent us to hell,’” said Roni, according to Israel Hayom.

An anonymous military source had described the incident to the media as a hit-and-run accident, rather than an intentional attack.

Posted on November 10, 2014 .