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Posts Tagged ‘Highway 60’

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

Pre-Sabbath Stoning Attacks in Judea, Samaria

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Arab terrorists hurled stones at Israeli motorists Friday just before Shabbat, traveling on Highway 60 in Judea on the segment known as the Gush Etzion-Jerusalem Highway, between El Khader and the northern entrance to the Jewish community of Efrat.

Efrat is located about six minutes south of Jerusalem.

No one was physically wounded in the attack.

Arab terrorists also hurled rocks at Israelis near Sha’ar Ohad the Jewish community of Beit El. There were no reports of physical injuries, and IDF soldiers were deployed to the area.

Hana Levi Julian

Arab Terror Gangs Attacking Travelers in Judea and Samaria

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

A gang of nearly a dozen Arab terrorists attacked Israeli motorists near the site of an archaeological excavation close to the Okafim Junction late Tuesday afternoon.

Numerous vehicles came under a hail of rocks as the attackers hurled stones at the motorists as they traveled past the Arab gang.

It’s not clear whether anyone was physically injured in the attack, nor is there any information yet on how many vehicles were damaged.

Israeli drivers also came under stoning attacks as they drove near the Yehuda Farm archaeological site near the Judean Arab city of Halhul, along Highway 60 in Gush Etzion. The site is close to the spot where Asher Palmer and his baby son Yonatan were murdered in a stoning attack by Arab terrorists several years ago.

Arab terrorists also attacked drivers traveling along Highway 60 north of Jerusalem in the Samaria region, as they approached the Jewish community of Shiloh, and at another site northeast of the Palestinian Authority capital city of Ramallah, where a female traveler sustained a minor hand injury from shattered glass.

Hana Levi Julian

IDF Soldier Wounded in Beit Omar Attack Near Hebron

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

An Israeli soldier was wounded Thursday in an Arab terror attack near an IDF “pillbox” (military outpost) situated along Highway 60 in the Palestinian Authority Arab village of Beit Omar.

The village is located a few minutes south of the Gush Etzion junction, and about ten minutes’ drive north of Kiryat Arba and Hebron. It’s known as a hot spot for trouble, and a terrorist stronghold in Judea.

An IDF unit came under a hail of stones from Arab terrorists during the attack, with one of the soldiers suffering a slight head wound. The Israeli forces responded with routine mob dispersal methods, identifying and aiming at the terrorist who threw the rock at the soldier.

The soldier was treated at the scene by IDF medics. Arab Red Crescent emergency response medics were allowed to treat and transport the terrorist for further care.

Palestinian Authority sources later reported that the terrorist allegedly died of his wounds.

Hana Levi Julian

Gush Etzion Holiday Traffic Slowed Down by Security

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Traffic throughout Israel on the first intermediate (Chol HaMoed) day of the Jewish Festival of Sukkot was complicated Tuesday by constant stoning attacks from Arab terrorists intent on killing Israeli motorists.

The terrorists failed in their mission, but they slowed down the traffic.

In the Gush Etzion section of Judea, Route 374 was narrowed down to a single lane in which traffic was allowed to flow in one direction only, alternately, in order to maintain tight control on the security situation at the Husan bypass around Beitar and the underpass near the El Khader junction.

Traffic was reported heavy in both directions in the late afternoon hours, but no injuries were reported by nightfall.

Reports earlier in the day indicated that at least 40,000 people had flocked to the nation’s public parks and nature reserves to celebrate the holiday, the beautiful weather and the glorious day.

Hana Levi Julian

1 Wounded in Stoning Attack on Israeli Bus in Judea

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Arab terrorists in the Palestinian Authority-controlled area of Judea hurled rocks at an Israeli bus traveling along Highway 60 Sunday evening near the city of Halhul, just north of Hebron and Kiryat Arba.

At least one passenger was physically injured by shattering glass, when one of the rocks broke a window.

Israeli security forces set out to search for the perpetrators.

Hana Levi Julian

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/1-wounded-in-judea-stoning-attack-on-bus/2016/10/09/

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