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May 2, 2016 / 24 Nisan, 5776

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Rock Attack on Egged Bus from Ma’ale Adumim

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Arab terrorists attacked an Israeli bus traveling from the Jewish city of Ma’ale Adumim to Jerusalem on Sunday night.

Using ancient, primitive but effective weapons, the attackers threw stones at the bus. No one was physically injured, although the attack itself traumatized those within the vehicle.

Details were not released regarding the condition of the bus.

Hana Levi Julian

Terrorists Attack Northern Negev Drivers on Highway 31

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

Arab terrorists attacked Israeli drivers traveling along Highway 31 near the village of Molada in the northern Negev on Saturday night, about five minutes east of the Bedouin town of Hura.

The attackers hurled rocks at the vehicles as they were passing by the general area of the village on the highway, which is set back from the road. None of the drivers or passengers were physically injured but vehicles were damaged in the attacks.

There have an increasing number of stone-throwing attacks aimed at drivers along Highway 31 since the start of the terror wave last October.

The Bedouin population in the northern Negev are all Israeli citizens who receive full government benefits as do Jewish Israelis. These include monthly stipends for each child under age 18 from the National Insurance Institute and subsidized health care and pharmaceutical products at health maintenance organization clinics (kupat holim). Many work at jobs in Be’er Sheva, Arad and at the Dead Sea.

An increasing number of families have sent their children on to higher education programs at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Some of the children go away to university programs in Jordan or Europe, and of those, a few return radicalized by those they met while abroad and are transformed into budding jihadists, to the deep shame of their families.

This segment of highway runs through an area that is entirely comprised of small Bedouin villages.

Molada covers 11,000 dunams on the southern side of Highway 31 and is home to the al-Atrash and al-Hawashla tribes. It falls under the jurisdiction of Al-Kasom Regional Council.

The uptick in rock-throwing and other attacks along this segment of the highway, and recently similar attacks closer to Arad, signals an ominous change in the local population. Younger men are no longer heeding the words of the Council of Sheiks and their parents who lived in peace with their Jewish neighbors have difficultly controlling their children.

Southern District police receive anonymous calls from Bedouin villagers quietly directing them to “find” a youth who “could be” on his way to Jerusalem for the wrong reasons — and countless attacks are averted, numerous Bedouin youths are redirected.

But some of the communities are also under closer scrutiny. One of those being carefully watched is the town of Hura, where terrorist cells linked both to Hamas and to Da’esh (ISIS) have already been found.

Hura is not the only one. Agitators from the Northern Branch of the now-outlawed Islamic Movement made their way straight to Kuseifa as well, another Bedouin town closer to Arad, at the start of the terror wave last October.

Within days, Arad residents were shocked to encounter stone-throwing attacks at the entrance to their city — an experience some had never had, one that others had not seen since the days of the second intifada more than a decade ago.

There are dozens of small Bedouin villages scattered among the rolling Negev hills all along Highway 31, the main artery leading from Arad to Be’er Sheva and other major cities. Jews are outnumbered in this region.

Hana Levi Julian

Terrorists Attack Bus on Highway 60 in Judea

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

Arab terrorists attacked an Israeli bus traveling on Highway 60 late Saturday night as it passed the Palestinian Authority village of Beit Omar.

The terrorists hurled rocks at the bus as it traveled on the road. None of the passengers were physically injured but the bus was damaged.

Hana Levi Julian

Arab Terrorists Attack Children’s Schoolbus and Drivers Near Jerusalem

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Arab terrorists hurled rocks at a children’s schoolbus in Samaria, and stones and firebombs (Molotov cocktails) at Israeli drivers in Judea on Wednesday afternoon.

The first attack was recorded near the northern entrance to Efrat, where terrorists hurled rocks at drivers traveling near the Jewish community.

Efrat is located in the Gush Etzion bloc in Judea, about eight minutes south of Jerusalem. No physical injuries were reported, and none of the vehicles were damaged.

Terrorists also threw stones at drivers in at least three separate attacks on Highway 60 between the El Khader junction and the tunnels checkpoint at the entrance to Jerusalem. No physical injuries and no damage reported in any of the attacks.

In Samaria, terrorists hurled rocks at a school bus that was traveling south of the Arab village of Hizme, heading towards the checkpoint north of Jerusalem. No physical injuries were reported.

Stone-throwing attacks have cost many lives and permanently wounded even more. Attacks on moving vehicles with rocks are regarded as murder attempts under Israeli law.

Hana Levi Julian

Arab Stone-Thrower Shot by IDF While Attacking Drivers on Hwy 60

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

An Arab teen was shot by IDF soldiers while attacking Israeli drivers on Highway 60 in Judea on Wednesday.

Arab media claimed the teen, 16-year-old Omar Madi, was shot in the chest. He later died of his injuries in a Hebron hospital, according to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency.

Madi and several other terrorists were throwing rocks at Israeli drivers as they drove on Highway 60 past the Arab village of El Aroub, a few minutes south of Gush Etzion.

“During routine IDF security activity, forces spotted assailants hurling rocks at civilian vehicles on Route 60, adjacent to El Aroub,” said an IDF spokesperson. “Forces responded to the immediate threat and fired towards one of the attackers.”

Rock-throwing is a primitive but lethal form of warfare that is extremely effective, particularly when aimed at a moving vehicle.

Numerous Israelis have been wounded and more than a few permanently maimed and killed as a result of these attacks.

A year ago this week, four-year-old Adele Bitton was laid to rest after two years of constant hospital stays following a rock attack on a car in which she was a passenger.

Adele’s two sisters were also in the vehicle as her mother Adva Bitton lost control of the car after being struck in a rock attack. All four, residents of the Jewish community of Yakir, were injured.

In 2011, two-year-old Yonatan and his father, Asher Palmer, both residents of the Jewish community of Kiryat Arba, died in a similar attack.

Two Arab terrorists killed the father and son by throwing a huge rock at their vehicle near Kiryat Arba. The windshield was smashed and Palmer was hit in the head by the rock. He lost control of his car, which overturned.

In July 2013, a military court convicted the two Arabs responsible for the murder and sentenced them to double life terms in jail plus 58 years – the first time rocks were recognized as murder weapons in the State of Israel.

One of the two terrorists responsible for the Palmer murders was a member of the Palestinian Authority Security Force. He was the ringleader of a terrorist cell that attacked Jewish motorists several times.

Hana Levi Julian

Baby Hurt in Arab Rock Attack Near Beitar Illit

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

An infant was hurt Thursday morning in an Arab terror attack on the highway near the entrance to the Jewish community of Beitar Illit, in Judea.

Stone-throwing Arabs attacked the vehicle in which the six-month-old baby was riding, according to Magen David Adom medics, who said the vehicle was heading towards Jerusalem at the time.

The infant was struck by shards of glass from the window that was smashed by the rocks hurled by the terrorists.

After being treated at the scene, the baby was evacuated to a nearby hospital for continued medical treatment.

IDF soldiers launched a search for the attackers.

Hana Levi Julian

Jerusalem Light Rail Attacked by Stone-Throwers in Shuafat

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

The Light Rail came under attack by Arabs hurling rocks at about 9 am Tuesday in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat.

No physical injuries were reported but as has often been the case in such attacks, at least one car was damaged.

Stone-throwing attacks on the Light Rail line usually take place in Shuafat or one of the nearby neighborhoods. They prove to be costly both to the company that runs the line, and to city residents.

When cars are damaged they are taken out of service to be repaired at a cost of thousands of shekels.

But fewer cars also means reduced availability and less convenient schedules for commuters in Arab neighborhoods too, which clearly does not concern the terrorists in their midst.

Hana Levi Julian

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