THE DRIVER SHOULD BE ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER ON THE EVIDENCE OF WITNESSES – A CAR IS A WEAPON
(regardless of any motive)
The Otzma Yehudit party called on the police this morning to investigate the fatal accident in which Tzipi Rimmel and her newborn baby Noam Rachel were killed to determine whether it was an Islamist terrorist attack.
According to the party, since the early morning hours, testimonies from various people present at the site indicate that the driver who struck Rimmel, who is an Arab, was traveling at high speed and deliberately did not stop despite the red traffic light and cars waiting at the intersection.
"We urge the police to investigate in depth the motives of the offending driver and examine whether there were no nationalist motives in his unruly leadership and whether he had any intentions of seizing the opportunity of vehicles waiting at the junction for a green light to kill Jews," Otzma Yehudit said.
Attorney Itamar Ben Gvir, one of the leaders of the party, wrote on Twitter: "This is not an 'accident.' It looks like murder! “
One Israeli is dead and two others were injured after they were hit by a bus at around 3:30 pm Friday in Casablanca.
(a reckless is also a WEAPON)
The victim, a student of the Shuva Yisrael Yeshiva, was crushed to death between two buses, according to reports by the Hebrew-language Ynet site and Israel’s Channel 12 television news.
Terrorism has not yet been ruled out; police arrested both bus drivers for questioning in order to rule out the possibility there was a nationalist background to the incident.
The Israelis were on their way to prayers and a celebratory meal for Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto marking the passing of his grandfather.
Former MK Oren Hazan as well as hundreds of other Israelis, including prominent business owners and close associates of the rabbi, were present for the event.
The group was exiting the building and preparing to board the two buses waiting outside when the driver of one of the buses reportedly accelerated and hit the three Israelis who were crossing the road.
Those who were present at the scene told Israeli media,
“It didn’t look like an accident.”