We tried to find out as much evidence on this case as we could but we feel the real answer lies in the law regarding insurance coverage in Occupied Palestine. Is there any way to get this checked out?
If – as we suspect – the mother-driver was remiss in not securing her child safely in the car and was such a poor driver that she simply ran into the back of the parked truck, this would mean that she would be personally and solely liable to meet all the costs involved for the medical treatment of herself and her children, as well as all the costs involved in repairing her car and the truck.
Photographs I have seen, taken at the scene of the accident immediately afterwards, show the front of the car rammed completely up the rear of the truck, which the driver had previously left to obtain a new tyre to replace his punctured tyre. It may be that he broke driving law by failing to leave warning signs of his breakdown, and this may have provided a basis for “persuading” him to revise his story after the event….
It is our belief that she was “persuaded” – along with (later) the truck driver – to revise her story as to what happened by one or more of the local settler leaders for this insurance-related reason.
Presumably, if it can be “proved” that the accident resulted from Palestinian stone-throwing, then she – as an illegal settler – would be covered by state insurance for healthcare and vehicle repair costs. Is there any way to get this checked out?
If you can investigate this aspect and let me know, I will be most grateful.
I assume you can access my email address through Mondoweiss.