Israeli Lawmaker's Vehicle Stoned on West Bank Road

Yesh Atid MK Haim Jelin was driving home from a condolence call on family of Israeli woman murdered by Palestinian in settlement of Beit Horon this week.

MK Haim Jelin's car, after it was stoned in the West Bank, January 28, 2016.
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Unknown assailants stoned MK Haim Jelin’s car as the Yesh Atid Knesset member was driving through the West Bank on Thursday.

No one was hurt in the incident, which took place near Tapuah Junction, but the car was damaged. The security services are investigating.

Jelin was driving home from a condolence call on the family of Shlomit Krigman, who was murdered this week by a Palestinian stabber in the settlement of Beit Horon. Her family lives in the Jordan Valley settlement of Shdemot Mehola.

“Shortly before Tapuah Junction, I saw a guy about to throw a cinder block at a yellow bus coming from the opposite direction,” Jelin said. “I hit the gas [and drove] toward him in order to make him flee and prevent the block from being thrown. He ran away from the road, but grabbed another block and threw it at me.”

“The government of Israel must do everything [necessary] on the military side, but also on the diplomatic side,” he added. “It won’t help for anyone to think he can act only by military force; it’s mistaken and misleading.”

Krigman, 24, died on Monday of wounds incurred in an attack the previous day. She was evacuated to the hospital in critical condition, but doctors were unable to revive her and ultimately pronounced her dead. 

Another woman was moderately wounded in the attack. A security guard shot and killed the two Palestinian terrorists.