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Palestinian Prime Minister convoy car slams into car driven by Israeli, several injured

By Mason White 8:01 PM June 29, 2013
The scene of the accident 

By: Sarah Weiss
Several people were left injured including an entire Israeli family after one of the cars escorting the Palestinian Prime Minister slammed head on into a car driven by an Israeli, according to police reports in Israel.

Police said that the Israeli man suffered moderate to severe injuries Saturday after the head-on collision between his vehicle and the vehicle traveling with the convoy of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah.

The accident occurred at the Tekoa intersection in the Israeli controlled West Bank, about four in the afternoon. Police said that the Prime Minister convoy car veered into the oncoming lane and crashed head on into the car driven by the Israeli man. The Israeli vehicle was carrying a couple and their four daughters.

Magen David Adom said the mother suffered moderate injuries while her daughters suffered from slight injuries. The father suffered moderate to serious injuries in the accident. The wounded Israelis were evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem.

The hospital said the parents were in stable condition.

Three Palestinians security guards traveling in the vehicle suffered minor injuries and were evacuated by an ambulance from the Red Crescent to a hospital in Hebron. At the time of the accident, Prime Minister Hamdallah was traveling in another vehicle in the convoy.

The traffic police unit of the Shai district said initial that the investigation revealed that the Palestinian vehicle crossed the dividing line to try to overtake another car.