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Terror On the Roads: 4 Firebombs Thrown at Gush Etzion Checkpoint

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Overnight, terrorists threw four firebombs at the Gush Etzion checkpoint near the tunnel entrance to Jerusalem.

There were no injuries or damage from the attacks.

Firebombs Thrown onto Gush Etzion Tunnel Road

Monday, June 10th, 2013

On Monday night, two firebombs were thrown at the entrance to the southern tunnel leading into Gush Etzion (on the bridge side), according to the Tazpit News Agency.

There were no injuries or damage reported in the attack.

IDF soldiers searched the area but did not find the attackers. It appears the firebombs were thrown over the security wall.

Firebombs were also thrown at Rachel’s Tomb.

 

Terror on the Roads: Overnight Update

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Here is a small sampling from the list of overnight terror attacks.

A number of Israelis were lightly injured overnight, and their cars damaged, due to stone throwing at their cars near the Beitar-60 (Hussein) junction in Gush Etzion. Stone throwing in other areas of Judea and Samaria were reported, but without injuries.

Five firebombs were thrown near Yatir and Karmei Tzur. The Karmei Tzur fire was put out by the town’s security team.

Arabs also lit a fire near Bat Ayin.

Arabs tried to block the road at Tzomet HaDoar to Gush Talmonim.

Beit El Gets Firebombed

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Terrorists threw a firebomb over the fence and into the town of Beit El Tuesday afternoon, igniting a large fire.

Three fire crews were called in to extinguish the fire. None of the homes in the David neighborhood are in danger.

The security fence was heavily damaged.

 

Yesterday, Arabs lit a fire in Atarot (North Jerusalem) and then attacked the fire crew that came to put it out. The fire crew was extricated from the attack by Border Police who used live fire.

Terror on the Roads: Roundup for Monday Evening

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

4: 36 PM Stone throwing near the Gush Etzion tunnel roads

4:51 PM  Firebombs causes a fire near Atarot. Firefighters can’t get near to put it out due to massive stone throwing.The firefighters were eventually rescued by Border Police who used live fire.

5:24 PM Stoning in Hebron near Gross Square at Israeli cars.

7:43 PM An Israeli bulletproof bus was stolen from the Gush Etzion area and was last seen headed towards Hebron. License number 45-187-68. Security forces are looking for it.

7:43 PM 6 stoning attacks including: Rachel’s Tomb, Azun (Karnei Shomron)

8:59 PM Beitar Ilit – One man lightly injured from rock throwing at the Beitar/60 junction.

9:10 PM Arab arrested with a knife at the southern entrance to Kibbutz Migdal Oz in Gush Etzion.

10:09 PM Firebomb thrown at Israeli vehicle near El Arub (between Gush Etzion Junction and Hebron).

Colonel: IDF to Build Bridge to Bypass Terrorist Village in Judea

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

A senior IDF officer said that since the IDF is unable to stop the terrorist attacks on Route 60, between the Gush Etzion Junction and Kiryat Arba (Hebron), and specifically the section that passes by the Arab villages of El Arub and Beit Ummar, the army will instead be building a bypass road and a bridge, The Jewish Press was told by reliable sources.

Etzion Brigade commander Col. Yaniv Elalouf said in a closed meeting with local residents of Efrat that the bypass road would move Israeli traffic around 200-300 meters away from El Arub and 400 meters away away from Beit Umar. The road would also be raised on a bridge in that section, and come out near Carmei Tzur.

The officer said that the current proximity of Arab houses to the main highway provides the terrorists with the cover needed to to easily attack Israeli motorists and then quickly escape. By building a bypass bridge and road, the terrorists would be forced out into an open area to commit their terror attacks (or use longer range weapons).

The officer estimated that the road would be finished within a year to a year and a half.

The officer said that the road is not being built because we are afraid, but because the IDF is unable to contain the attacks.

The road will likely cost millions of dollars to build, at a time when the government budget in general and the IDF portion of it in particular are being cut. But there’s a more profound cost to this decision, in morale and in the continued IDF failed strategy of dealing with terrorism in Judea and Samaria.

No one is doubting any longer that a full-fledged third intifada has been brewing there, encouraged by statements made by visiting President Barack Obama, as well as more recent statements by visiting Secretary of State John Kerry. But the IDF’s approach to this acute problem of lawlessness and murder, is to name it “popular terrorism” — meaning it is somehow legitimized by the fact that a lot of Arabs support it — and to invent mad plots of “containing” it.

It begins with rules of engagement that essentially turn any IDF man on patrol into a potential prisoner, should he actually try and do his job (IDF Soldiers Humiliated by Arab Rioters: We Are Sitting Ducks). This has resulted in so many IDF units fleeing the scene of confrontation, they’ve become a running gag in the daily entertainment of Arab youths. Watch the Jewish soldiers run, M-16 rifles and all, from kids who throw rocks at them.

The other face of this shameful attempt to “contain” violent criminals, is through technology. IDF soldiers on patrol have been issued vests that improve their ability to sustain blows (IDF Latest Response to Arab Riots: ‘Nerf’ Bullets). And wherever Arabs make it a habit to pelt Jews with rock and firebombs, Israel responds by erecting fences, paving alternative roads and now, how majestic, actually build a bridge above the troubled area.

There’s only one area where Israel’s security forces appear to enforce a zero tolerance approach — whenever Jews are responding to their violent neighbors. If the IDF and the GSS applied the same zeal to picking up Arab terrorists and keeping them in jail, they wouldn’t really need this bridge to nowhere.

This is a link to a YouTube video of the officer’s appearance last Saturday night.

The following is a translation of the officer’s speech on the video. The video was shot by Natan Epstein of the Tazpit News Agency.

The question is twofold: One, the road leading south from Gush Etzion and Hebron is difficult, I will tell you here, it is the most difficult road in Judea and Samaria. It is the road that poses the toughest challenges in terms of popular terrorism. The other part of the question suggested that parents of children and youths who participate in popular terrorism should be punished.

The proper response to the issues regarding the road from the Gush junction to Kiryat Arba is to pave a new road. I truly and honestly believe that in the near future this road, which everybody has known for a decade, will be paved, 200 to 300 meters west of its current path, avoiding the Al-Arroub refugee camp where the beating down of the protective fences takes place. The new road will run over a tall bridge which will let us pass far away from Beit Ummar – 400 meters – and will return to the highway at the Karmei Tzur junction.

Israelis Protest Around Yesha

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Israelis protested and held vigils in locations around Judea and Samaria on Friday. The locations where the vigils were held were selected based on locations on the road where Jews have been recently attacked by Arabs.

Some of the locations included the roads near Beit El, the Beitar Junction on Road 60, El Arub near Hebron, and Kedumim. Between dozens to a hundred protesters took to the streets.

The protesters are demanding the army and government take a stronger approach to the Arab terrorists who are targeting Israelis on the road.

Road protest near Beit El

Road protest near Beit El

 

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