A Jordanian young man was shot in the leg after throwing stones at an Israeli vehicle Friday morning on Route 90 near lake Kinneret, according to Israel Security Forces.
The attack caused the driver, an Israeli woman in her 20s, to lose control and crash into a guardrail where she suffered minor injuries.
After her car was struck, the woman swerved off the road and hit a security barrier. A Jordanian Arab then came from a nearby orchard and began struggling with the victim, trying to force her out of the car.
“An initial investigation into this morning’s event revealed that a mentally unstable man from Jordan was able to cross into Israeli territory… and began throwing stones at passing vehicles with the goal of stealing a car,” a statement from the IDF reads.
“After the attempt proved unsuccessful, the suspect fled and was shortly afterwards confronted by security forces” when the suspect was shot, the statement added.
Police searched the area and found the suspected perpetrator. He was shot in the leg and arrested. He will be taken for questioning.
Magen David Adom paramedics said the assailant suffered moderate to serious injuries.
Both were taken to Poriya hospital, near Tiberias, for treatment.
The incident is under investigation and is being treated as an attempted kidnapping, this after the injured woman, Rotem Aharoni, told investigators the suspect tried to pull her out of the car.