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February 14, 2016 / 5 Adar I, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Highway 443’

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.

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.

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.

IDF Soldier Killed in Arab Terror Attack at Gas Station on Highway 443

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

A 20-year-old IDF soldier was murdered and an 18-year-old teenage girl was hurt in an Arab terrorist attack at the Dor Alon gas station on Highway 443 on Monday afternoon.

The soldier has been identified as Ziv Mizrachi of Givat Ze’ev HY”D.

Ziv Mizrachi H"YD. Murdered by an Arab terrorist on Nov. 23, 2015.

Ziv Mizrachi H”YD. Murdered by an Arab terrorist on Nov. 23, 2015.

The Palestinian Authority Arab terrorist tackled Ziv Mizrahi when he exited the car in which he and the Jewish girl arrived at the gas station, stabbing them both. The station is located between Jerusalem and Modi’in near Beit Horon.

The young lady is good condition and was evacuated to a nearby medical center by Magen David Adom medics.

The terrorist was neutralized; he was shot and killed.

At least one previous terror attack took place on Highway 443 near the Maccabim checkpoint in July of this year. Arab terrorists prepared an ambush for Israeli motorists: a gas cylinder hidden among burning tires blocking the Jerusalem-bound side of the highway. Sappers were summoned to neutralize the threat.

Arab terrorists also continued to attack Israeli vehicles on the highway – known as the old Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway – hurling rocks and other items at the travelers, throughout the summer months.

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.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/gas-station-arab-stabber-was-a-freed-prisoner/2015/08/10/

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