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Road Terror on Highway 443, Rocks Hurled Again

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Palestinian Arabs attacked Israeli vehicles on Sunday as they were traveling on Highway 443 – the old Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway.

The attackers hurled rocks at the vehicles, targeting them as they passed and scoring several direct hits.

None of the motorists were physically injured, according to the report broadcast on Israel Radio. At least one vehicle was damaged in the attacks, however.

2 Israeli Police Stabbed, 1 Terrorist Dead in Sabbath Attacks

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Over the Sabbath, two Israeli security officers were stabbed in two separate attacks, and a gas station was torched.

The first stabbing came early Sabbath morning when an IDF soldiers was stabbed by a Palestinian Authority Arab at the Ofer checkpoint on Highway 443 north of Jerusalem.

Highway 443 is the old Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway, which runs partly through Samaria.

Nasim Yousef Gomhour, 19, is a resident of Beit Anan, a suburb of the Palestinian Authority capital of Ramallah, in Samaria. Gomhour arrived at the Ofer checkpoint from west of Beit Horon, according to a report by Israel’s Channel 10 news, and asked the soldiers for some water.

When the soldier turned to get him the water, Gomhour pulled a knife and stabbed him. Other soldiers on the scene shot the attacker.

The wounded soldier was rushed by military vehicle to a nearby hospital. According to a subsequent report by the Hebrew-language Ynet website, the stabber told investigators he had decided to stab an Israeli soldier after he had been struck by his father in an argument.

The second stabbing occurred during a routine security check at the Beita junction near the Huwara checkpoint.

A Palestinian Authority Arab pulled out a knife and stabbed a Border Guard Police officer in the back.

Security personnel immediately opened fire and shot the attacker, later identified by the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency as Rafik Kamal al-Taj.

The wounded officer was treated at the scene before being taken to the hospital, according to a statement by the Border Police spokesperson. The injured terrorist was critically injured and later died of his wounds.

On Friday night, a gas station located on Highway 60 near the Samaria Jewish community of Eli was set ablaze by unknown arsonists who managed to escape detection. No arrests have been made.

Gas Station Arab Stabber Was a Freed Prisoner

Monday, August 10th, 2015

The Palestinian Arab stabber who was subsequently shot and killed by IDF soldiers Sunday night at a gas station on Highway 443 near Modi’in has been identified.

Anes Ta’ah, 26, was a former prisoner living in a Palestinian Authority Arab village east of Ramallah after he was freed from Israeli prison.

Explosive Terror Attack Thwarted Near Maccabim

Monday, July 13th, 2015

A terror attack was averted at 3 AM Monday morning.

Terrorists placed burning tires and a gas balloon (gas tank/canister) along Highway 443 (Modiin-Jerusalem highway), about 1/2 a kilometer south of the Maccabim checkpoint, near the Arab village of Hirbhat el-Mitzbach, east of Modiin.

The highway was shut down as sappers and the fire department responded.

The sappers blew up the gas canister in a controlled explosion, according to the police.

The fire department then extinguished the fire, after the sappers ensured there were no additional explosive devices in the area.

No injuries or damage were reported.

Shhhhhhh! Police Now Say Bus was Firebombed Saturday Night

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Police have concluded that a bus that caught fire Highway 443, once known’s as the ‘Road of Terror” connecting Tel Aviv, Modi’in and Jerusalem, was firebombed. Part of the road is located in Samaria.

The bus was empty of passengers, and the driver was not injured.

The incident was one of several terrorist attacks in eastern Jerusalem during the day.

Police and media, except for The Jewish Press, initially reported that the bus, which was empty of passengers, caught on fire despite social media reports that it has been attacked by a firebomb. Police said at the time that terror was suspected, but they drew no conclusions.

The media giants treated it as a minor incident, perhaps an accidental fire, because they were more interested in telling readers that Israeli security forces killed a knife-wielding Arab terrorist.

The police and Israel’s liberal establishment media are very careful lately before describing terrorist attacks as terrorist attacks. Doing so might discourage the few people who still are nostalgic for the “peace process.”

They wait a couple of days, after everyone has forgotten about what happened, and draw the usual inevitable conclusion that the “traffic accident” was a terrorist attack.

In the case of Saturday night’s firebombing, the official police report  does not suggest “terror.”

The fact is no one knows at this point if an Arab threw the Molotov cocktail that destroyed the bus. Maybe it was a Martian, or drunken settler, or parasol the bus company sent an undercover agent to burn the bus so it could collect insurance?

The official report states, “After an investigation with firefighters,  evidence shows that the bus was set on fire by a firebomb that was hurled at it. Police and soldiers searched the area and found another firebomb ready to be thrown,…

“Investigators collected evidence  and concluded that a firebomb hit the roof of the bus, where it was caught in the opening for air conditioning.”

The fire spread from the middle of the bus, and the driver was able to drive another several hundred  feet to stop at a gas station.

Like rockets that land in open areas and don’t hurt anyone, authorities can ignore the Molotov cocktail attack because the bus was empty.

During the Oslo War in 2000, the IDF banned Arabs from Highway 443, where the attack occurred Saturday night, because of daily rock-throwing, firebombing and shooting attacks.

The Supreme Court later ruled that the closure denied rights to Arabs and the highway was re-opened to everyone.



Shin Bet and IDF Arrest Hamas ‘Highway Rock-Throwing’ Gang

Monday, February 24th, 2014

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), soldiers and police have arrested 15 Hamas members in the past several weeks on suspicion of carrying out rock-throwing and Molotov cocktail attacks on Highway 443, which connects Samaria, Jerusalem, the city of Modi’in and Ben Gurion Airport.

Several of those arrested are returnees to terror, having previously been jailed for attacks against Jews. Military official said there is not only a growing trend of the “revolving door terrorists” phenomena, but that the terrorist also are improving their methods and involvement.

Israel previously has received hundreds of terrorists who signed a piece of paper promising they would behave nicely and would not return to terror.

Since then, the released prisoners who returned to their favorite occupation of terror have killed more than 120 Jews the past several years.

Rock-Throwing Terrorists Return to Route 443

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Palestinian Authority Arabs Monday morning hurled rocks at motorists on Route 443, which connects Modi’in with Jerusalem, despite two checkpoints on the highway that also serves as alternate route to Highway 1 to Jerusalem.

No injuries were reported.

The Supreme Court three years ago ordered that the government open the road to Palestinian Authority drivers, ruling that security could be provided without prohibiting them from using the road. Terrorist attacks killed six people on Route 443 during the height of the Second Intifada, also known as the Oslo War, and the roads was closed to the PA in 2002.

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