An Israeli cyclist was killed and two men arrested on Sunday in the southern West Bank after an accident on a highway.
The Israeli police said that the cyclists, who were riding together, were speeding along the Aida highway in the central West Bank when they collided with a vehicle carrying a person who was riding a bicycle.
The cyclist, whose identity was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The men were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, the police said in a statement.
The incident took place shortly after 1 p.m. in the Aydara refugee camp, located just outside Jerusalem.
It was not immediately clear how the two cyclists collided.
The police said the driver of the car, whose name was not made public, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and that he was being treated at a local hospital.
The Palestinian driver, who did not suffer any injuries, was transported to an area hospital, the statement said.
The vehicle, which was parked in a field, was hit by a car that drove into it.
The man who was in the passenger seat was treated for minor injuries, and his bicycle was also hit, according to police.
The Palestinians were identified as Mohammad Jaber, 24, and Muhammad Al-Khalaf, 23.
The Palestinians were reportedly in the West Bank and were traveling from Ramallah to Jerusalem, police said.
An Israeli soldier rides a motorcycle on the Airdrie highway in Jerusalem’s Old City in this July 4, 2018 file photo.AP Photo/Ronen ZvulunZvulung/Reuters