The police rescued tourists who were attacked with rocks after mistakenly entering a Palestinian village.
By: World Israel News Staff
Israeli police were successful in saving two female tourists who were attacked by a Palestinian mob.
The tourists, driving a car with an Israeli license plate, mistakenly entered the Palestinian village of Tequa on Tuesday, where they were soon attacked by rock-throwing Palestinians.
Israel’s Channel 2 news reported that the police noticed the vehicle entering an area under Palestinian Authority (PA) jurisdiction and chased after them, initially thinking that the car was stolen.
One of the officers fired in the air to disperse the violent crowd, while the tourists’ car was damaged. No one was injured in the incident.
The tourists explained that they were on their way to the Dead Sea and made a wrong turn.
The police stated that its quick response prevented an incident which could have entailed several casualties.