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Posts Tagged ‘Highway 443’

Driver Reports Being Shot at By a Motorcyclist on 443

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Passengers in car believe a passing motorcyclist opened fired on them while driding on Highway 443 — a Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway — early Tuesday night.

The incident took place near the Ofer Junction, the sources reported, close to the Ben Zion exit of the highway. The motorcycle drove away.

Security at the Ofer checkpoint did not see any signs of shooting damage on car.

Hana Levi Julian

Terrorists Smash Bus Windshield on Highway 443

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Arab terrorists attacked an Israeli bus as it traveled on Highway 443 – the old Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Highway – late Saturday night.

The bus came under a hail of rocks as it passed the terrorists in a position east of the Dor Alon gas station.

The windshield of the bus was smashed but no one in the bus was physically injured, according to a representative from the United Hatzolah emergency medical response service.

Highway 443 is a frequent target of stone-throwing attacks by Palestinian Authority terrorists.

Hana Levi Julian

2 Israeli Soldiers Wounded in Highway 443 Terror Attack

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

Two Israeli soldiers were wounded Friday night in a terror attack on Highway 443, near the Jewish community of Beit Horon.

Highway 443 used to be the main traffic artery between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The soldiers were deployed at a checkpoint on the road, part of which runs through Samaria, at the time of the attack.

One of the soldiers was shot by an Arab terrorist, sustaining wounds to his lower body. The other was badly bruised but not shot.

The attack took place at about the same time southern Israel was under rocket fire from Gaza.

The soldiers had walked over to investigate a suspicious vehicle when an armed Arab within the car suddenly pulled out a gun and opened fire, then fled.

Israeli Police forces fanned out to hunt for the terrorist. Magen David Adom emergency medical personnel evacuated the two soldiers to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Hana Levi Julian

Israeli Dragnet Surrounds Ramallah After Terror Attack by PA Police Officer

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Israeli security teams surrounded Ramallah overnight; according to a local source, only residents who could prove their status were allowed in and out of the city.

The soldiers sealed off the Palestinian Authority capital following the shooting of three Israeli soldiers by a PA police officer.

The dragnet came in response to an attack on Israeli soldiers earlier in the day by one of the members of the personal security team for Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas.

The officer drove up from Ramallah to the IDF checkpoint next to the Jewish community of Beit El. He got out of his car holding a handgun and shot three Israeli soldiers at point-blank range, seriously wounding two and a third less severely. Other soldiers immediately returned fire and killed the terrorist on site.

Less than two hours later, Arab terrorists attacked Israeli vehicles driving along Highway 443 – the old Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway – next to the Dor Alon gas station on the road. Although stone-throwing attacks on moving vehicles can be and have often been deadly, in this case no Israelis were injured.

Also Sunday evening, a young Arab was arrested after soldiers noticed he was acting in a suspicious manner near the Gush Etzion Junction. The wannabe jihadist was armed a heavy iron chisel, which he later confessed he was preparing to use in an attack on Israelis.

Hana Levi Julian

Driver ‘Neutralized’ by IDF Soldiers in Foiled Ramming Attack on Highway 443

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Arab terrorists failed in an attempted vehicle terror attack on Highway 443 on Sunday afternoon next to the Maccabim checkpoint north of Jerusalem, close to Modi’in.

Maccabim checkpoint on Highway 443 near Modi'in.

Maccabim checkpoint on Highway 443 near Modi’in.

The terrorists tried to ram their car into the soldiers standing guard at the checkpoint.

The driver was shot by IDF soldiers at the site. Magen David Adom medics who arrived at the scene provided emergency treatment to the attacker and he was being evacuated for medical care to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center. MDA medics said he was in very serious condition with a number of gunshot wounds.

No Israelis were reported injured in the report.

Hana Levi Julian

Update: 1 Injured in Hit & Run on Highway 443

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

One IDF soldier was lightly injured Tuesday afternoon in a hit-and-run by an Arab vehicle on Highway 443, the old Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway.

The ramming attack took place between Modiin and Jerusalem, at the entrance to Beit Ura Atachta – right next to Beit Horon, the scene of yesterday’s terror attack. 

The attacker managed to escape in the vehicle after striking the soldier in the chest.

The IDF believes it was not a terror attack, but rather criminal, as the driver wanted to avoid getting stopped at the roadblock.

Jewish Press Staff

Beit Horon Terror Stabbing Victim Shlomit Krigman, HY’D, Laid to Rest

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Hundreds of mourners gathered to support friends and family of Shlomit Krigman, hy’d, as they paid their final respects Tuesday before she was laid to rest at the Har HaMenuchot cemetery in Jerusalem. “She was a very special person,” said one.

The young woman — only 23 years old — lived in Shadmot Mehola in the Jordan Valley, but was staying in Beit Horon, located between Modi’in and Jerusalem along Highway 443, at the time of the attack.

“Shlomit was loved and known to all,” said the Beit Horon settlement administration in a statement. “She served as a Bnei Akivah youth group coordinator during her National Service. During the past year she lived with her grandparents in the settlement of Beit Horon.”

She was stabbed outside a grocery store late Monday afternoon by two Arab terrorists from the Palestinian Authority. Critically injured, she succumbed to her wounds on Tuesday morning at Hadassah Medical Center’s Mount Scopus campus.

A second Israeli woman, age 58, was also stabbed in the same attack. She is in stable condition with moderate wounds at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

When the terrorists tried to enter the store to continue their stabbing spree, two Jewish workers pushed them back with a shopping cart, forcing them to run.

At that point, both attackers were shot and killed by a security guard. Forces who were searching the area found three IEDs (improvised explosive devices) they had planted around the store. Sappers were summoned to the site defuse the bombs.

The two terrorists, Ibrahim Ala’an, 22, from nearby Beit Ur al-Tahta; and Hussein Abu Ghosh, 17, from Qalandiya, a Hamas operative; reached the store via a nearby wadi. They jumped the fence surrounding the community, store worker Motti Shalem told Ynet.

“These difficult times are fraught with confrontation and we will overcome. We will continue to fight against terrorism and the incitement which drives it. In the face of terror, we choose life,” President Reuven Rivlin said in the wake of the attack.

On Monday night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the IDF to prepare an upgraded comprehensive security plan for the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.

Immediately following the stabbing at Beit Horon, the IDF froze the work permits of the family members of the two terrorists and a series of other security measures. Roadblocks were set up on all access routes to Beit Ur al-Tahta, allowing only humanitarian cases in or out, according to an IDF spokesperson.

Hana Levi Julian

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