JERUSALEM – oA Jewish settler could face criminal charges after he was filmed repeatedly driving his car over a Palestinian man who had stabbed the Israeli's wife in a West Bank settlement, police said Wednesday.
The knife and axe-wielding Palestinian stabbed and wounded two people in the settlement of Kiryat Arba last Thursday before being shot and wounded by a civilian security guard and an off-duty Israeli soldier, police said.
The amateur video broadcast on Israel's Channel 2 TV showed a silver Mercedes driving over the Palestinian, who was lying on the ground after he was shot. The car ran him over several times and stopped with a tire on top of him.
The driver, identified as David Mizrahi, was arrested by police but released while the investigation continues, Israel police spokesman Gil Elhadad said. Mizrahi faces possible charges of attempted murder, Elhadad said.
The Palestinian man is in serious but stable condition with bullet wounds in Jerusalem's Hadassah hospital, spokeswoman Carmit Orpaz said Wednesday. She said his injuries from the vehicle were less serious.
Kiryat Arba is on the outskirts of West Bank city of Hebron, which has often been a flashpoint of Israeli-Palestinian violence.