An Israeli man who found himself stuck in a traffic jam while trying to repair his damaged car stickers with a car part company in Tel Aviv has taken the company to court.
The case was brought by his son, who was driving the damaged vehicle.
The lawsuit was filed by Avi Zareh, who is suing the Israeli auto parts company, Carpart, in the Civil Court of the city of Ashkelon on behalf of his son.
Zareh is demanding damages from Carpart for breach of contract, fraud, negligent breach of duty, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, and intentional infliction on a person with a mental disability.
He also seeks damages from the Israeli authorities for their failure to investigate his son’s claim, as well as for the loss of the car, which is valued at $20,000.
According to the complaint, Zarehs son and his son-in-law were driving along the Israel-Gaza border in August when the vehicle began to overheat.
After a brief rest stop, the pair headed for the border crossing.
At the crossing, they found the vehicle stuck in traffic and stopped to repair the damage.
When they finally arrived at the crossing to pick up the car parts, the Israeli police officers who had arrived on the scene arrested the two men and charged them with driving under the influence.
Zarehi, who had not taken the car out of the desert for more than three weeks, was taken to the police station and charged with “driving under the age of 17.”
Zarehi was held in custody for three days and later released, but his son and a friend were arrested for allegedly “attempting to steal a vehicle from the police,” the complaint stated.
Zor said he is seeking compensation for the damage to his car, and that the two young men are also seeking damages for emotional distress and loss of income from their son’s car parts company.
The car parts industry is one of the most important sectors of Israel’s economy, which has a gross domestic product (GDP) of $2.3 trillion and a GDP per capita of about $50,000 in the United States.
The Israeli government, through the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, subsidizes the production of some of the country’s most popular car parts.
According the Ministry, the car part industry employs more than 10,000 people in Israel and employs more people than any other sector in the country.
Zor added that his family, who are mostly elderly, and their family members suffer from a variety of health issues.
“It is a common misconception that the Israeli automobile industry is an industry that has a high unemployment rate.
In fact, there are many more jobs in the automobile industry than in other industries,” he said.
“The fact that the number of car parts that are manufactured in Israel exceeds that of all other countries, shows that the government is doing everything it can to encourage the industry to expand and grow.
It is my hope that the law will change and the government will support and protect the industry,” he added.