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Arabs Attack Hitchhiker with Fireworks

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Once again Arabs are using fireworks in their terror attack.

Arabs attacked a hitchhiking post near Ofra, by shooting fireworks at it as they drove by.

One Israeli was lightly injured in the leg, but he refused to be transported to a hospital.

Earlier today, a gang of masked Arabs threw fireworks and explosives at a group of toddlers playing outside their Jerusalem nursery school.

Quiet in Shuafat, Beit Chanina, East Jerusalem, Thank G-d

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Late this morning went down to the bus stop in Shiloh to get to Jerusalem, but the bus didn’t come… so I hitched a ride, actually two. One after another. And that second ride was to Jerusalem. As usual, I asked where and how, meaning which route. The driver said that he was hoping to take the Benzion Netanyahu Road which goes through the Arab neighborhoods where the rioting had been these past few days.

“I checked and was told it was open and quiet,” he said.

Considering that he would take me close to where I needed to go and said that if the road looked bad, he’d go the other way, so I stayed in the car.

The driver was right. The streets were empty, and so were the sidewalks. The road was totally clear.

We had a very quick and pleasant drive. B”H, thank G-d things were quiet.

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IDF Preparing to Install Hitchhiking Lights and Cameras

Friday, June 27th, 2014

The IDF is examining and preparing to install lights and cameras at all the hitchhiking posts.

In additional crash barriers may be added, where there aren’t any yet.

The cameras should act as a deterrent against future kidnappings.

In the meantime, the IDF has added extra road patrols to watch all the hitchhiking stations.

Gov’t to Start Weekend Buses to Yeshiva, Girls’ Schools in Judea, Samaria

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has ordered financing for public shuttles to and from yeshiva and girls’ high schools in Judea and Samaria on the weekends, it was announced Tuesday.

The prime minister told his staff to allocate NIS 4 million (approx. $1.15 million) for the shuttles, which will apparently will operate on Thursday nights, Fridays, Saturday nights and Sundays.

The decision was made in order to discourage hitchhiking, which has become a way of life in Judea and Samaria in order to deal with the infrequent and inadequate public bus service in the region. Although there are numerous political and financial reasons for the sketchy bus service, the bottom line results in Jewish residents of all ages hitchhiking on unsafe roads at all hours of the day and night.

Last Thursday evening, the price for that fact cost three families their teenage sons: a terrorist organization kidnapped two 16 year olds and a 19 year old, all of whom were students at the renowned Mekor Chaim Yeshiva in Kfar Etzion. The boys were in Gush Etzion, hitchhiking home for the Sabbath when they were abducted.

EU Condemns Terrorist Kidnapping – 5 Days Later

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

The European Union finally came out Tuesday with a statement of condemnation against the terrorists who kidnapped three teenage yeshiva students – five days after the incident took place. Two 16 year old boys, one of whom is an American citizen, and a 19 year old, were abducted in Gush Etzion while hitchhiking to reach their homes last Thursday evening in order to spend time with their families for the Sabbath. Public bus service in the area — which is completely under Israeli administration and security control in accordance with the internationally-recognized Oslo Accords — is infrequent and hitchhiking is common as a result.

“We condemn in the strongest of terms the abduction of three Israeli students in the West Bank and call for their immediate release and safe return to their families,” said the statement issued by the EU.

“Such acts can only undermine international efforts to encourage a resumption of peace negotiations. We are following developments closely and remain in constant contact with our Israeli and Palestinian counterparts.”

The statement was later even than the one issued by Palestinian Authority unity government chairman Mahmoud Abbas, tepid as it was. Moreover, the abduction came barely 24 hours after an EU delegation visited Gaza to express their support for the Hamas-backed ministers who had just been sworn into office in the new PA unity government two days earlier.

Despite Terror, Life at the Gush Etzion Junction Continues As Usual

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

It is the third day since the kidnapping of the three Israeli teens by Palestinian terrorists at the Gush Etzion junction in Judea. Standing at the site where the boys were reportedly last seen, IDF soldiers and Israeli civilians, adults and schoolchildren, continue on with the day, but not without thoughts of the tragic abduction.

“We are shocked by this,” said Moriah Casspi, 30, from nearby Bat Ayin to Tazpit News Agency, as she was waiting for her bus on Sunday. “The kidnapping is always on my mind; I find myself crying all the time. I can’t even imagine what the parents are going through.”

“For us, it is a horrible situation. Our kids and families are used to walking around that area without any hesitation. Now we feel that it is not secure enough,” said the head of the Gush Etzion Regional Council, Davidi Pearl to Tazpit News Agency in an exclusive interview.

“It’s especially scary for the kids but we have to continue our life as usual with a regular routine; to go to school and to work.”

Pearl, who has been living in Gush Etzion for 44 years and is a resident of Alon Shvut, said that while the kidnapping was not surprising, the location of where it took place was unexpected. “We knew that someday this could happen but we were surprised that it happened here, it what appears to be a secure area.”

The Gush Etzion junction, also known as Tzomet HaGush in Hebrew, serves as the entry point to the Gush Etzion bloc of communities as well as the business and commercial shopping center in Judea. Located two miles south of Efrat, and a 15-minute drive to the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo, the site has been frequently targeted by Palestinian terrorists.

“We have to fight against this terror and we have to say that the State of Israel is here to stay,” said Davidi.

Located in the Judean Mountains, public transportation to and from Gush Etzion, where more than 70,000 Israelis live, is limited. Many residents rely on hitchhiking to get to their homes.

Alana Bandos, a Wisconsin native studying in Jerusalem for the year, told Tazpit that although she has been scared to use the Gush Etzion junction for transportation, she will not let the terrorists stop her. “My aunt and uncle live in Efrat and I visit them frequently. I don’t believe in giving in to terrorists which is part of why I’m here today, waiting to catch a bus back to Jerusalem,” she said.

Hitchhiking

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Hitchhiking, or “Trempim” as it is called in Hebrew, is a common mode of transportation for many Israelis.

The photo above is of a standard and official Trempim post in Gush Etzion. It is clean, covered, well lit, and very popular.

You’ll notice there are crash barriers in front of the Trempim post.

Arab terrorists have previously rammed their cars into Israelis waiting at the posts, so crash barriers were installed to prevent those terrorist attacks.

Unfortunately there is no end to the evil machinations Arab terrorists will come up with. You can protect yourself with crash barriers, and they’ll invent a new method to kill Jews.

The problem isn’t with the hitchhikers…

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