Closed-circuit security camera footage of the near-lynching of a Jewish motorist on Route 60 Thursday has been released, showing the harrowing moments when rioters converged on the trapped driver.
Hundreds of Arab rioters blocked Route 60, the primary traffic artery spanning Judea and Samaria, in the village of Hawara, which is built around the road.
When a Jewish driver from the town of Itamar in Samaria was on his way home from grocery shopping, rioters surrounded his vehicle in an attempted lynch.
The riot developed out of a demonstration held in support of hundreds of jailed terrorists conducting a mass hunger strike.
As can be seen in the video footage, just as the motorist is about to force his way through a crowd of rioters blocking the road, an Arab ambulance pulls in, blocking the driver’s way.
The lynch mob then converges on the car, hurling stones and attempting to force their way into the vehicle.
The driver then opened fire in self-defense, killing one terrorist and wounding another.