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October 28, 2016 / 26 Tishri, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘Tekoa’

Car Firebombed Between Efrat and Tekoa

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

An Israeli car was firebombed in eastern Gush Etzion, at the T-junction between Efrat and Tekoa.

Initial reports indicate one woman was lightly injured. Update: MDA personnel are treating the victim for shock, but luckily, not any physical injuries.

The car was damaged by the fire. The fire department was on the scene.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman lives a few minutes away from the site of the attack, in the nearby town of Nokdim.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Road Terror Heats Up: Double Paint-Bottle Attack on Israeli Bus Near Tekoa

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Arab terrorists hurled two paint-filled bottles at an Israeli bus traveling the road near the Jewish community of Tekoah late Monday night, on the eastern side of Gush Etzion in Judea, according to Hatzoloh emergency response service of Judea and Samaria.

Such an attack can be particularly deadly.

When a “paint bottle’ shatters upon impact as it strikes the vehicle, the paint splatters. Not only can the shattering glass injure the passengers and/or the driver — in addition to causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle — but the paint can cover the windshield and also windows, thus blinding the driver’s ability to see the road and other things around.

No information was available on whether any of the passengers were physically injured in the attack.

But it wasn’t the first attack of the day by any means, nor the first attack of the day near Tekoa, either. Earlier in the evening, Arab terrorists attacked Israeli motorists traveling near the junction leading to Tekoa. The passengers were not physically injured but the vehicle was damaged in the attack.

On the western side of Gush Etzion, Arab terrorists firebombed an Israeli public bus also Monday night as it traveled past the Al Fuwar junction near Kiryat Arba and Hebron. No word on the status of the vehicle, but no physical injuries reported among the passengers.

Hana Levi Julian

Terror Stoning Attack Near Tekoa in Eastern Gush Etzion

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Arab terrorists attacked Israeli motorists traveling near the junction leading to the Jewish community of Tekoa on Monday evening, located in Judea’s eastern section of Gush Etzion.

The Israeli vehicle was hit by stones hurled by the Arab attackers as it neared the junction. No one in the vehicle was physically injured but the vehicle itself was damaged.

Stoning attacks can be lethal, but Arab road terrorists also employ other means of killing as well, including vehicular ramming attacks.

In 2012, Tekoa resident Dr. Shira Abramson, a doctor at Shaare Zedek Medical Center and mother of seven, was killed in a head-on collision with an Arab truck near the junction. Abramson’s husband, well-known rabbi and musician David “Harpo” Abramson, had died of a heart attack just two years earlier.

Hana Levi Julian

Arab Terrorist Attacks Rising Against Israelis in Judea and Samaria

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

While world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly are pontificating about creating and keeping peace, Palestinian Authority terrorists are escalating their attacks on Israeli civilians on the roads and elsewhere in Judea and Samaria.

An Israeli driver came under a hail of rocks Tuesday as Arab terrorists attacked his vehicle in Gush Etzion. The car was hit while traveling on the road near the Jewish community of Ma’ale Amos in Judea.

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

Further south, in Judea, terrorists hurled a firebomb towards the security fence of the Jewish community of Karmei Tzur, in Judea.

Israeli drivers were attacked while traveling on the road past the Arab village of Tuq’ua, near the Jewish community of Tekoa.

The vehicles came under a hail of rocks in Arab terror stoning attacks Tuesday night, according to the Hatzoloh emergency response service in Judea and Samaria.

IDF soldiers are searching for the terrorists in the latter two attacks. No physical injuries were reported.

Hana Levi Julian

Border Guard Female Officer Wounded in Rock Throwing

Monday, September 12th, 2016

A female Border Guard officer was injured from a barrage of stones thrown at her unit by Arabs in a village near Tekoa in Gush Etzion.

The officer received first aid and was evacuated for further treatment in a hospital.

David Israel

Car Shot At Between Jerusalem and Tekoa

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

An Israeli woman’s car was shot at in eastern Gush Etzion, on the road between Tekoa and Har Homa, according to a TPS report.

The woman wasn’t injured, but a bullet hole was found on the car.

This is the third shooting attack on that road in the past few weeks.

Jewish Press News Briefs

After Family Escapes Drive-By Slaughter, Gush Etzion Jews Demand No more ‘Containment’

Monday, July 11th, 2016

On Sunday afternoon residents of the communities of Eastern Gush Etzion along with members from Women in Green met at the ‘T’ intersection east of the Gush Etzion cluster, between Mezad and Ma’ale Amos on one side and Tekoa and Nokdim on the other, for a vigil following the shooting by Arab terrorists at a resident’s car the night before.

The organizers of the protest, Women in Green’s Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar, together with Michael Luria of the Pnei Kedem community, noted that last night’s shooting incident ended miraculously, since only the driver’s leg was injured when terrorists shot at his car, while his wife and their six children, including a one-week-old infant, were also in the vehicle.

Deputy Head of the Gush Etzion Council Moshe Savil called for an end to the policy of “containing” terror incidents and for the implementation of full security for the residents of the area in all of the main roads.

Brigade commander of the area, Col. (Res.) Roman Gofman, also came to the site and heard from representatives of Women in Green that it was exactly in that place, about two years ago, there had been a protest vigil for several weeks, which ended after protesters were promised cellular reception in the area to assure the security forces’ quick and effective response, a regular transport station and a manned pillbox, all of which were supposed to offer a message of security to travelers in the area.

The protesters complained to the brigade commander that since that promise was made, there has been no actual change. There still is no cellular reception, a transportation station has not been set up and there is no pillbox. Their demand, they explained to the brigade commander, is now even sharper and more emphatic because of the recurring terror attacks in the area and in the traffic routes around the intersection.


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