Israeli authorities have banned a toy mechanic and a mechanic’s assistant from driving vehicles in their area because they operate vehicles without proper licenses.
According to local media reports, Israeli authorities issued the order after the men used an unmanned vehicle to drive a Toyota mechanic’s vehicle in the municipality of Ramat Gan, near the settlement of Nablus.
The vehicle, a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), was registered to a local mechanic, while the assistant, who was driving, was not licensed.
The order, which was signed by the Ministry of Transportation, requires the mechanic and the assistant to stop operating their vehicles in the area and to notify authorities within 48 hours.
A spokesperson for the local municipality said the ROV was not used in the violation and that it would be fined $100.
The order was also issued against the mechanic’s colleague, who had his license revoked and was required to obtain a new license.
The spokesperson added that the city was looking into the matter and would investigate the matter.
Last week, a similar incident took place in the town of Sderot when a mechanic was ordered to stop driving an ambulance after driving the vehicle without a license.
Sderot is home to a large Palestinian population and many residents are against the occupation.