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December 9, 2016 / 9 Kislev, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘stone throwing’

Stoning Terror Attacks Under-Reported, Warns Hatzolah of Judea & Samaria

Monday, November 21st, 2016

The Hatzolah emergency response organization of Judea and Samaria and the Hebrew-language 0404 website are warning that Arab terrorist stoning attacks are again being under-reported by mainstream Israeli media. This is not the first time media avoid reporting about the numerous attempts to kill Israeli drivers by Arabs in the Palestinian Authority.

They are generally not reported at all in the international media, unless the attempts result in obvious murders of foreign or dual citizens.

On Monday, November 21, as of 6:30 pm, there were at least 14 stoning terror attacks perpetrated against Israeli motorists on the roads of Judea and Samaria, according to Hatzolah and 0404.

Israeli security forces have been attacked in a number of the incidents, which took place between the Arab village of Azoun and the Jewish community of Ma’ale Shomron.

There was also an attack between the Jewish community of Avnei Hefetz and the Te’enim checkpoint, near the Arab village of Hizme, north of Jerusalem between the capital and the Jewish community of Adam, near the Arab city of Halhul north of Hebron, at the Ma’ale Amos Junction near the southern entrance to the Jewish city of Efrat in Gush Etzion, and elsewhere.

An Israeli driver was also targeted by Arab stone throwers as he traveled past Huwara, near the Jewish communities of Itamar and Yitzhar and north of the Jewish town of Tapuach. In that incident, the vehicle was damaged, but miraculously the passengers were not physically hurt. Stoning has been noted as a form of attempted murder in the Israeli penal code, and is judged accordingly.

A law was passed last year increasing the prison sentence for terrorists convicted of throwing rocks at moving vehicles. It was actually an amendment to an existing law that required proof of intent; currently those convicted of stone throwing face a penalty of up to 20 years in prison, depending on the circumstances. Moreover, anyone convicted of the crime does not receive benefits from the National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi), and if the perpetrator is a minor, nor does his family, while he is in prison. The minimum penalty for throwing rocks at a moving vehicle is three years in prison. The law also added rocks to the list of “harmful tools” in the penal code. A number of Israelis have, in fact, been killed as a result of such attacks with many, many more injured in the course of having to dodge the stony missiles hurled at their vehicles.

Mainstream media tend to focus on attacks in Israel only when there are serious injuries and damage to vehicles. The long-lasting trauma often suffered by those who experience such attacks, which particularly affects the young, is usually discounted even when the attacks are noted. This is despite the social, educational and financial havoc such trauma can later cause, as numerous psychotherapists and trauma experts have pointed out.

Hana Levi Julian

Stoning Attacks Targeting Israeli Drivers in Center and South

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Arab terrorists from the Palestinian Authority were once again actively attacking Israeli motorists on various roads on Sunday.

Israeli motorists south of Jerusalem were attacked with a hail of rocks as they traveled along the northern bypass road around Kiryat Arba on Sunday afternoon.

None of the travelers were physically injured, but there was no information about the state of their vehicle.

In the center of the country, a driver reported in to Israeli security personnel at the Maccabi’im junction on Highway 443 that he, too, had been attacked. Highway 443 is also known as the old Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Highway.

The driver came under a hail of rocks as he drove near the Jewish community of Beit Horon.

No one in the vehicle was physically injured, and the vehicle was not damaged, according to the report. Security forces were investigating.

Israeli drivers have often been targeted by terrorists in that area over the past year, sometimes with lethal results.

About an hour later, Arab terrorists hurled stones at Israeli motorists traveling on Route 557, near the Jewish community of Avnei Hefetz, as they traveled in the direction of the Te’anim checkpoint.

No one in the vehicle was physically injured, but the vehicle itself was damaged.

Hana Levi Julian

Arabs Stone Cars on Hussan Bypass

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Arabs threw rocks at multiple cars on the road near the Hussan bypass between Highway 60 and Beitar in Gush Etzion.

At least one car was hit.

No one was reported injured in the attacks.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Jerusalem Light Rail Damaged in Hail of Rocks

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

The Jerusalem Light Rail came under a hail of rocks again as it passed through the northern Arab neighborhood of Shuafat in the capital on Tuesday night.

Terrorists caused considerable damage to at least one of the cars on the train, shattering two windows.

The near-daily attacks have cost the company that operates the Light Rail millions of shekels in repairs to damaged cars and lost revenue due to cars out of service.

Hana Levi Julian

Israeli Public Bus Attacked in Samaria

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Terrorists attacked an Israeli bus on Sunday night as it traveled between the Arab village of Azzoun and the Jewish community of Ma’ale Shomron.

Bus Number 189 to the Jewish community of Immanuel came under a hail of stones as it traveled through Samaria.

The windshield of the bus was shattered by the impact of the rocks, although miraculously, none of the passengers were physically injured.

Hana Levi Julian

21 Suspects Arrested for Attacks at Rachel’s Tomb

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Over the past two months, Israeli security forces have arrested 21 Palestinian Authority Arabs for violent attacks against civilians and security personnel at Rachel’s Tomb, the resting place of the Biblical matriarch Rachel.

Among the suspects taken into custody were 16 minors; five adults were among those arrested.

The sacred site, located between Bethlehem and Jerusalem, is protected by the IDF and fortified by concrete barriers to prevent terrorist attacks.

The suspects are accused of rioting, hurling stones and carrying out attacks with improvised explosive devices (IEDs), Israel Police said.

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

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