Man slashes tires during road rage fight on central highway

A video circulated online on Sunday purportedly showing a fight between motorists on a major central-Israel highway, with one driver using a knife to puncture the tires of another driver and then pointing a knife at him as well. threatening to use.

The fight on Route 431 happened two weeks ago, but the video was posted to Twitter on Sunday, hours after a funeral for a Holon man killed during a road rage incident last week.

In video shared by several Hebrew media outlets, a man, reportedly from Bat Yam, walks up to another driver standing next to his car and appears to argue with him. After the other driver repeatedly pushed the oncoming person, the latter pulled out a knife and slashed two of the car’s tyres.

As the knifeman walks away, the other driver runs after him and raises his fist as if to punch him, before the knifeman raises his weapon, causing the other man, apparently from the nearby town of Rehovot From, retreats.

Israel Police said in a statement that the Bat Yam man was taken into custody by the police following the incident.

Police said the suspect was released after questioning and charges were pending against him.

last wednesday yuri volkov was killed Last week, a scooty rider was assaulted during a dispute at Holon intersection. The suspect, Adi Mizrahi, 23, was arrested a day after the murder.

On Sunday evening Mizrahi, who had until then denied that he was the perpetrator, confessed to killing Volkov and expressed regret for his actions.

Earlier this month, a man was hospitalized after a motorcyclist hit him on the head with his helmet on a Tel Aviv highway. The 50-year-old driver was treated in the neurosurgery intensive care at the city’s Ichilov hospital for head injuries. his condition improved later,

The suspected attacker, Eric Greenfeld, 37, who was seen on video hitting the driver with his helmet during an altercation in the middle of rush hour traffic, claimed he acted in self-defense and the other driver attacked him first , punched him, and broke his teeth, Channel 13 reported.

Greenfeld’s past conviction in a hit-and-run accident that the victim’s family claims in that case resulted in the victim’s death a year and a half later. He also has a separate past conviction for hitting someone in the head with a motorcycle helmet, according to Hebrew media reports.

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