Israeli minister Ben-Gvir slightly hurt in car accident

By Rami Amichay

RAMLE, Israel (Reuters) -Israel's hardline national security minister Itamar Ben-Gvir was slightly hurt in a car accident and taken to hospital on Friday, police said, adding that they were investigating the circumstances.

Video aired on Israeli media showed the car Ben-Gvir was travelling in had flipped over.

Police commissioner Kobi Shabtai told reporters two other people were injured in the incident.

Ben-Gvir was leaving the scene in the city of Ramle near Tel Aviv where police said a suspected stabbing attack had occurred shortly before.

Central district police chief Avi Biton said a 21-year-old man who was reportedly mentally unstable had stabbed a 19-year-old woman.

He said the suspect had been attempting to flee the scene when a civilian shot and "neutralised" him, without explaining further.

Israel's ambulance service said the woman was conscious but in serious condition and was taken to hospital for treatment.

(Reporting by Jerusalem bureau; Editing by Kevin Liffey)