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September 26, 2016 / 23 Elul, 5776
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Arabs Shoot 71 Year Old Israeli in Highway Drive By

The victim was injured lightly in the leg.
The scene of the drive by shooting outside Kdumim.

The scene of the drive by shooting outside Kdumim.
Photo Credit: Hodaya Karish Hazoni/ Via Tazpit News Ageny

On Monday morning, Arabs shot from a moving vehicle at a 71 year-old Israeli who was waiting in an intersection bus stop outside the town of Kdumim in Samaria.

The victim was injured lightly in the leg. He is fully conscious and receiving medical care. Large police and army forces are pursuing a white Hyundai Getz white or gray in which the shooting suspected had fled the scene.

Samaria Regional Council head Gershon Mesika said in response to the shooting that “The lawlessness on the roads must be stopped. I call on the new Defense Minister to convene an emergency session and stop the terrorism which the PA is trying to renew on the roads of Judea and Samaria.”

“In light of recent events, I asked the commander of the Judea and Samaria Division to increase the military presence on the roads of Samaria, and to act more decisively against the terrorists,” said Kedumim mayor Hananel Dorn. “We set up an emergency headquarters at the Council and our representatives are managing the effects of the event on the residents,” he added.

Meanwhile, doctors in Schneider hospital in Petah Tikva are still fighting for the life of two-year Adele Biton, who was critically injured in a car crash caused by stone-throwing Arabs near Ariel last Thursday. The crash also injured her mother, Edva, her six-year-old sister Naama and her four-year-old sister Abigail.

Ten Arabs have so far been arrested on suspicion of throwing stones.

Yori Yanover

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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