The Ayalon Highway in central Israel was closed on Thursday afternoon as security forces investigated a suspicious vehicle near the Shalom junction in Tel Aviv.
The police later reported that the car was driven by an Israeli Arab and was carrying two Palestinian women from Gaza. The women were detained for questioning.
The police traffic department reported that the car’s passengers had aroused suspicion when “they did not cooperate with the police” after being stopped for a security check.
The driver of the car was strip-searched in the middle of the highway while police trained their guns on him.
The highway was closed at around 4:00 P.M, leading to heavy traffic jams.