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January 22, 2017 / 24 Tevet, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘Highway 60’

IDF Soldiers Arrest 25 Wanted Terror Suspects in Judea, Samaria

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

IDF soldiers arrested at least 25 Arab suspects over the past 24 hours in a major crackdown aimed at reducing the terror attacks on Israeli drivers in Judea and Samaria.

The forces captured 11 wanted terror suspects overnight in the Arab village of Tuqu’a, near the Jewish community of the same name, Tekoa, in eastern Gush Etzion. The suspects are accused of stoning Israeli drivers on the roads of Judea. They are also suspected of attacking drivers with firebombs and pipe bombs as well.

At least 14 other terror suspects were arrested in late-night operations throughout Judea and Samaria, according to a statement by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

One of the suspects was from the Arab village of Qatane. A search of his home revealed a huge cache of stolen items that included jewelry, guns, electronics and military uniforms.

IDF soldiers from the Etzion Brigade also arrested a group of Arab teens caught stoning cars traveling near the Arab village of El Khader, a bit south of Bethlehem. The teens were caught after being spotted on security cameras, hurling rocks at the passing cars.

Hana Levi Julian

Arab Terrorists Escalate Attacks on Israeli Drivers After UN Resolution 2334

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

In the wake of UN Security Council resolution 2334(2016), Arab terrorists are becoming even bolder, with stoning attacks against Israeli drivers escalating Monday even further.

Below is a list of some of the attacks that took place on Monday:

Arab terrorists smashed the windshield of an Israeli Egged bus in a stoning attack Monday night at the intersection of Uzi Narkiss and Neve Yaakov in Jerusalem. Miraculously, the driver managed to keep the bus moving, and none of the passengers were physically injured in the attack.

Arab sources reported an improvised explosive device was thrown at Israeli military forces Monday afternoon during operations near the northern entrance to the town of Bethlehem. No injuries or damage reported and all personnel returned safely to base.

A gang of some 15 Arab terrorists attacked a transport van filled with Jewish students on Monday morning. The van came under a hail of rocks as it was traveling the road north of the Adorim junction. None of the passengers were physically injured, but there was no word on whether the vehicle was damaged.

Terrorists also attacked an Israeli bus driver Monday late morning on the Gush Etzion-Hebron Highway, also known as Highway 60. The attackers hurled stones at the bus as it passed the Arab village of Beit Omar. None of the passengers were physically injured, but again, no word on damage to the bus. Beit Omar is known as a terrorist stronghold in the Judea region and a hotspot for stoning attacks on Israeli drivers.

There were more stoning attacks at midday on Israeli drivers traveling the Gush Etzion-Hebron Highway between Beit Omar and the junction to the Jewish community of Karmei Tzur, south of Gush Etzion, 20 minutes’ drive from Jerusalem. No one was physically injured, but at least one car was damaged in the attack.

Ten minutes after that attack, Arab terrorists were back on the same road, attempting to kill Israeli drivers by stoning. This time the ambush took place south of Beit Omar, and from an easterly direction. The driver whose car was hit reported no physical injuries to passengers in the vehicle, but the car was damaged.

Meanwhile, north of Jerusalem, Arab terrorists were stoning Israeli drivers between the Jewish community of Neve Tzuf and the community of Nahliel. No physical injuries were reported there.

In the Binyamin region, four terrorists were spotted as they were stoning Israeli drivers on the road between the Jewish communities of Beit El and Psagot. There were no physical injuries, but no word on damage to the vehicles.

Closer to Jerusalem in the early afternoon, terrorists hurled rocks at an Israeli bus traveling along Highway 443, known as the old Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Highway. The attack occurred near the A-Tira Bridge. No one was physically injured in the attack.

Hana Levi Julian

Stoning Attack on Highway 60 in Judea, Near El Aroub

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

Arab terrorists hurled rocks at an Israeli bus on Sunday as it was traveling along Highway 60.

The stones were thrown from a house situated along the highway, close to the town of El Aroub, known to be a hotbed of terrorist activity.

No one on the bus was physically injured but some damage was caused to the vehicle, according to security sources.

El Aroub is located south of Gush Etzion, and a few minutes north of Kiryat Arba and Hebron, about 20 minutes’s drive south of Jerusalem.

Hana Levi Julian

Stoning Attack Smashes Israeli Bus Windshield

Friday, December 9th, 2016

A skillful Israeli driver managed to weave his wave through a hail of rocks but was unable to avoid them all late Thursday night while driving on the southern outskirts of Jerusalem.

The SuperBus driver was traveling along the Husan bypass road not far from the Jewish community of Beitar Illit when his windshield was struck by multiple rocks and boulders, some quite large.

Needless to say, the windshield was smashed in several places, but miraculously the security glass held and did not shatter — nor did the bus driver’s nerves of steel fail either, as he maintained control while under attack.

The driver headed for the nearest security checkpoint and reported the attack.

About an hour earlier, a similar attack was reported north of the capital along Highway 60 between the Jewish community of Adam and the Arab town of Hizme.

Israeli security forces were deployed to the scene to track down the attackers.

Hana Levi Julian

Firebombing and Stoning Attacks Kick Off New Week in Israel

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

It’s a new week in the Holy Land but some things are still around, like attacks on the roads of Judea, Samaria, the Binyamin region, Gush Etzion, mixed neighborhoods in Jerusalem and the like.

Early Sunday afternoon in the Binyamin region, local sources reported a stoning attack near the junction leading to the Arab town of Hizme. The attackers were hurling rocks at Israeli forces stationed at the site. No physical injuries were reported. All personnel returned safely to base.

At around the same time, Arab terrorists hurled rocks at vehicles as drivers traveled the Gush Etzion-Jerusalem road (Highway 60) near the Tomb of the Sheikh, between El Khader and the junction to the road leading to northern Efrat. No physical injuries were reported in any of the attacks, according to the Hatzolah emergency response team in Judea and Samaria. Stoning attacks such as these have led to critical injuries and deaths in the past and are punishable by fines and prison terms of up to 20 years.

Late in the day, around dusk, Arab terrorists firebombed the western side of the security fence around the Jewish community of Kiryat Netafim, igniting a fire in the process. Security personnel were able to extinguish the blaze, and IDF forces searched for the attackers.

At about the same time, other Arab attackers hurled rocks at Israeli drivers traveling on the highway between the Jewish communities of Psagot and Kochav Ya’akov. No one was physically injured but at least one vehicle was damaged. Israeli security forces were deployed to the site.

Hana Levi Julian

Highway 60, Entrance to Ofra Temporarily Blocked by Protesters

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Demonstrators blocked the entrance to the Jewish community of Ofra, north of Jerusalem, and also a segment of Highway 60 near the community in both directions on Wednesday night.

Reportedly the demonstrators were Jewish, and their reasons for the protest are unknown.

They dragged dozens of tires on to the road, and reportedly also added cinder blocks and boulders.

Israel Police spent some time dispersing the crowd and opening the road. Police then remained on site to prevent further disturbances as well.

Two of the teens were arrested on suspicion of organizing the road block and encouraging the rioters.

Highway 60 is a main artery which runs from north to south along the eastern part of the country, traveling through Samaria, Jerusalem and down through Judea to Be’er Sheva in southern Israel.

The highway is a favored venue of countless terrorists who target residents and travelers along the route in both directions from north to south.

In an attack on Wednesday night, Arab terrorists targeted an Israeli driver and passengers on a bus traveling on Highway 40.

No one was physically injured and no damage was reported.

Hana Levi Julian

Israeli Border Guard Police Wounded in Terror Attack Near Beit Omar

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Three Israeli Border Guard Police officers were wounded Sunday afternoon in a ramming attack on Highway 60 near the Arab village of Beit Omar, in Judea.

The attack took place on the Gush Etzion-Jerusalem segment of the highway, according to Hatzolah Etzion’s Judea and Samaria division.

All three of the injured police officers are in their early 20s, and are reported to be in fair to good condition. They were treated at the scene and evacuated to Sha’are Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

The terrorist, a 23-year-old resident of Beit Omar, was shot by IDF soldiers at the scene and critically wounded. He later died of his wounds, local sources reported.

Hana Levi Julian

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