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Israel Testing Double Decker Buses for Public Transport

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Britain comes to Israel.

Double-decker buses may appear on Israel’s streets this year following an experiment by transportation officials and the Dan and Egged bus lines, Globes Business news reported.

Egged used double-decker buses on inter-city routes more than 10 years ago until taking them off the roads because of technical problems. The new experiment is being conducted with more advanced buses and for local use within cities,

Using double-decker buses would reduce traffic jams, almost double the number of passengers for one bus and would reduce pollution.

Ministerial Committee Approves Tougher Stand on Stone Throwers

Monday, June 1st, 2015

The Knesset’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved a bill on Sunday (May 31) proposed by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked to increase the severity of the punishment for stone throwing. The bill, initially proposed by the previous justice minister, Tzipi Livni, will amend the existing law to cover cases in which the stone thrower’s intent to inflict casualties cannot be proven – as in cases of attacks on buses or police vehicles, when the aim may be “merely” to harass or draw attention. Shaked’s aim is to diminish the current disparity between the maximum punishment stipulated by law (20 years) and the relatively light sentences given in practice – a result of the difficulty in proving intent. The new bill will make it possible to convict stone throwers without proving their intent to injure; the penalty in these cases will be up to 10 years in prison.

Written by Ben Niran

Woman Injured in Stoning Attack Near Kotel

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

A woman was injured when Arabs began stoning an Egged bus near the Kotel, early Tuesday afternoon.

The attack happened just below the Old City’s Dung Gate, near the Ophel.

The woman was treated by MDA and United Hatzalah on site, and was then transported by ambulance to Hadassah Ein Karem hospital for further treatment. She was listed as lightly injured.

Many of the bus’s windows were smashed.

Police arrested one 15-year-old suspect in connection to the attack.

Kotel Bus Stoned 2

Kotel Stoning 3 Ambulance

Hero Bus Driver’s Condition Improving, Second Terror Stabbing Foiled

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Tel Aviv Dan company bus driver Herzl Biton has regained consciousness after being stabbed repeatedly by a Palestinian Authority Arab terrorist who attacked him while he was driving.

Despite his wounds, he managed to stop the Number 40 bus and open the door to let the passengers escape from the knife-wielding terrorist.

Biton, 55, was seriously wounded in Wednesday’s attack (Jan. 21).

He is hospitalized at Ichilov Medical Center in Tel Aviv. “He fought the terrorist and got hurt more. Please pray for a speedy and full recovery,” his son Yaniv requested.

Biton underwent surgery and was sedated for hours. Although he is no longer fighting for his life, the driver is still in serious condition.  As of Thursday morning eight people were still hospitalized from the attack.

Still fighting for her life and hospitalized at Sourasky is a 69-year-old woman also stabbed by the terrorist.

Two other victims in the same attack are listed in fair condition at Tel Aviv’s Sheba Medical Center. Both are expected to recover.

Hamza Matrouk, 23, of Tulkarm confessed that he launched the attack in hopes of “reaching paradise” in response to radical Islamist jihad programs he had seen on television. He told investigators the attack was also carried out in retaliation for last summer’s IDF counter terror Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, and recent disturbances on the Temple Mount.

Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) agents and IDF soldiers launched a joint operation this morning (Thursday, Jan. 22) to search Matrouk’s home and those of two family members near Tulkarm. Two arrests were made, according to a report broadcast on Army Radio.

A second lone wolf terror stabbing attempt was made by another Palestinian Arab this morning, less than 24 hours after yesterday’s attack.

Police officers in Ra’anana found themselves suddenly struggling with a Palestinian Arab man trying to stab them during an arrest.

The 22-year-old terrorist, a resident of the Palestinian Authority, was originally being detained because he did not have a permit to enter Israel.

While searching him police discovered the man had a knife, but found him suddenly trying to stab them with an additional blade.

No injuries were reported. The attacker was transferred to security personnel at a Kfar Saba precinct for further questioning.

Road Terrorists Hit the Wrong Target

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

A Jerusalem Arab road terror mission to attack an Israeli bus went wrong Wednesday late afternoon and an Arab woman was wounded instead.

The victim was hurt when the bus in which she was riding came under a hail of rocks hurled by Arabs in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem.

The woman was cut by flying glass, and her wounds reportedly were light.

Jerusalem district police officers threw a dragnet around the area and started hunting for the attackers.

Earlier in the day, Israel Police forces arrested a veiled Palestinian Authority Arab woman near the town of Ofra. The woman was spotted holding several rocks at the time.

During the chase by Israeli police, the Arab woman also threw away a knife she had been holding, according to a report by the Hebrew-language newspaper Yediot Acharanot.

The female terrorist was eventually caught. She was arrested and taken to Binyamin Region police headquarters for further questioning.

Arab Attack on Jerusalem Bus, No Physical Injuries

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Palestinian Authority media propaganda has become extremely effective in conditioning even some of the area’s younger children to become vicious, murderous terrorists aiming to kill Jews on the road. A gang of three pre-teens attempted to do precisely that on Sunday evening.

Arabs attacked a Jerusalem bus traveling on Derech Jericho in the capital, damaging the vehicle. Miraculously, the passengers escaped physical injury.

The bus came under a hail of stones that were hurled by a gang of Arab minors from the side of the road in the Old City of Jerusalem.

The windshield was broken in the attack – something that could easily have caused the driver to lose control of his vehicle and send the bus flying off the road into a fatal accident.

Such attacks have achieved precisely that goal in the past, including one near Kiryat Arba-Hebron that killed a father and baby boy.

In this incident, Border Patrol police officers managed to apprehend three Arab minors, 10 to 12 years old. They called the parents of the young attackers, and reported them to social services officials.

Arad Bus Stoned Overnight

Friday, November 21st, 2014

The 388 bus line from BeerSheva to Arad was attacked by rock throwing Arabs near Arad Thursday evening. Windows of the bus were smashed, some passengers sitting near the smashed window suffered minor injuries.

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