A bus driver is accused of brutally murdering his passenger on a bus that left Jerusalem for Tel Aviv.
The suspect, who has not been named, fled from the bus station after the incident.
His vehicle was found abandoned in Jerusalem’s Tiber River on Tuesday evening.
The bus driver was identified as Saed Hamdan, 50, a father of four who was also a bus conductor.
He is accused on suspicion of manslaughter.
The bus, which was carrying two women, was stopped by Israeli police near a bus stop near the Tiber near a small settlement on the banks of the river.
The driver of the bus was killed in the incident, according to the police.
The bodies of the two women were found on the bus.
Police said they had located the driver’s body.
The victim, who was identified by her surname as Aseel, was hospitalized in serious condition.
Aseal’s body was found at the bus stop.
Aseel’s mother, who is a resident of the settlement, was also found dead.
A police spokesperson said the body was identified through DNA testing.