Controversial far-right Israeli minister Itamar Ben-Gvir taken to hospital after car accident

Israel's security minister, controversial far-right politician Itamar Ben-Gvir, has been taken to hospital with minor injuries after a car accident, police have said.

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

Police said they were investigating the circumstances of the accident and that Mr Ben-Gvir's daughter, a security guard and a driver were also injured.

His office said the minister was in "good condition" following the crash.

Israeli media aired footage of a black car overturned in the road and quoted a witness who said the car had run a red light.

Mr Ben-Gvir was in the city of Ramle near Tel Aviv, visiting the site of what police said was a suspected stabbing attack.

Central district police chief Avi Biton said a 21-year-old man had stabbed a 19-year-old woman.

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He added that the suspect had been attempting to flee the scene when a civilian shot and "neutralised" him.

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

Mr Ben-Gvir is a controversial member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's emergency government.

He has a history of convictions related to support for terrorism and anti-Arab rhetoric.