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August 7, 2017 12:07 pm

Israeli Man Barely Escapes Palestinian Lynch Mob on Main West Bank Road

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A still image of footage of Saturday’s incident. Photo: Channel 2 screenshot.

An Israeli man was nearly lynched by a group of masked Palestinian rioters this weekend while he was driving in the West Bank south of Jerusalem.

The incident occurred on Saturday on a main road near the Israeli community of Tekoa in the Gush Etzion region. Following a funeral for a terrorist killed during a recent attempted stabbing attack, local Palestinians established an improvised checkpoint and began looking for Israelis to attack.

One Israeli — who came upon the scene before security forces arrived to disperse the rioters and barely escaped with his life — recounted, according to Channel 2, “They smelled me a kilometer away. They had set up a roadblock there, it was impossible to pass. I immediately pulled out my gun and cocked it, so they would see I was armed, but that didn’t stop them at all.”

Fortunately, the man — a Tekoa resident — was able to drive away as the rioters closed in on him.

Watch footage of the incident below (via Channel 2):

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