Supreme Court Justice David Mintz reported on Monday morning to police an attack him that had taken place near his home in the settlement of Dolev, 17 miles northwest of Jerusalem, in Mateh Binyamin Regional Council, Ha’aretz reported.
According to Justice Mintz, three Arabs blocked his car with their car, came out with hammers in their hands and advanced towards him. He managed to escape unhurt. The suspects have yet to be found.
According to police, the incident – which was reported by the Judea and Samaria District Police without specifying that the attack was on a Supreme Court justice – took place on Route 463, at the intersection known as the “Horseshoe Junction.”
The three attackers drove in a car with a Palestinian Authority license plate.
Despite the attempted assault on his life, the justice arrived in court Monday morning and is expected to deal with his caseload as usual.
Police said that the assault victim—whose identity they still refuse to confirm—had not yet come to file a complaint.
UK born David Mintz, 59, emigrated to Israel with his family in 1970. He studied at the Midrashiyat Noam religious high school in Pardes Hanna-Karkur from 1974 to 1977. After graduating high school in 1977, he participated in the hesder program, serving in the Armored Corps and studying at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Alon Shvut. He was discharged from active service in 1982 and began studying law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1983, graduating with an LLB in 1986.
He was selected to serve on the Supreme Court in February 2017, by the Judicial Selection Committee. He took the position in June 2017, replacing Zvi Zylbertal.
Mintz is married to Varda and they have five children.