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Terror on the Roads: Gush Etzion – Sniper Rifles and Firebombs

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Overnight, two firebombs were thrown at Israeli cars on road 60, south of the tunnel checkpoint, near the Beit Illit junction in Gush Etzion.

One of the drivers reported that he saw a terrorist about to throw the firebomb at them, so he hit the gas to get away. As a result, the firebomb landed just behind his car.

The army began searching the area for the attacker. During the search, a car was stopped and in it they found two sniper rifles, a homemade silencer, telescopic sites, bullets and magazine cartridges, according to a report by the Tazpit News Agency. Three Arabs were arrested.

There were other stone throwing and firebomb attacks in Judea and Samaria overnight.

Terror on the Roads: Arabs Shoot at Bus

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Early Tuesday morning, Arabs shot at an Afikim bus number 101, that was driving to the Tapuach junction in the Shomron. There were no passengers in the bus at the time. The driver was not injured.

The army temporarily locked down Hawarwa, near Shechem, where the shooting occurred, while the IDF searched for the shooter.

The IDF found 4 pistol bullet casings at the site of the shooting.

Two weeks ago, another Afikim bus was also shot in the same area. That bus was carrying passengers and no one was injured.

A few days later, more than 30 bullets were shot at an armored army ambulance, 5 of which hit the armored plating. That attacked occurred in the Hursa village near Negohot. No one was injured.

There have been 6 shooting attacks against Israelis in Judea and Samaria in the past 2 months.

Overnight two firebombs were thrown, and there were eight stone throwing incidents, including at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hevron, in different attacks throughout Judea and Samaria.

No one was injured in those attacks.

Terror on the Roads: Second Shomron Shooting Attack in 24 Hours

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Moments ago a second shooting attack occurred in the Shomron, in Hawara on Highway 60, between Tapuach Junction and Har Bracha.

There were no injuries, but police identified multiple bullet hits on the armored bus.

Last night’s attack occurred at the Jitt Junction on Highway 55, east of Kedumim, when Arab gunman opened fire on an IDF patrol. No injuries were reported.

Terror on the Roads: Overnight Update

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Here is a small sampling from the list of overnight terror attacks.

A number of Israelis were lightly injured overnight, and their cars damaged, due to stone throwing at their cars near the Beitar-60 (Hussein) junction in Gush Etzion. Stone throwing in other areas of Judea and Samaria were reported, but without injuries.

Five firebombs were thrown near Yatir and Karmei Tzur. The Karmei Tzur fire was put out by the town’s security team.

Arabs also lit a fire near Bat Ayin.

Arabs tried to block the road at Tzomet HaDoar to Gush Talmonim.

Terror on the Roads: Roundup for Monday Evening

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

4: 36 PM Stone throwing near the Gush Etzion tunnel roads

4:51 PM  Firebombs causes a fire near Atarot. Firefighters can’t get near to put it out due to massive stone throwing.The firefighters were eventually rescued by Border Police who used live fire.

5:24 PM Stoning in Hebron near Gross Square at Israeli cars.

7:43 PM An Israeli bulletproof bus was stolen from the Gush Etzion area and was last seen headed towards Hebron. License number 45-187-68. Security forces are looking for it.

7:43 PM 6 stoning attacks including: Rachel’s Tomb, Azun (Karnei Shomron)

8:59 PM Beitar Ilit – One man lightly injured from rock throwing at the Beitar/60 junction.

9:10 PM Arab arrested with a knife at the southern entrance to Kibbutz Migdal Oz in Gush Etzion.

10:09 PM Firebomb thrown at Israeli vehicle near El Arub (between Gush Etzion Junction and Hebron).

Terror on the Roads: Arabs Oil Up

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

For the second time in just over a week, Arabs have poured oil on the main road connecting Highway 60 to Beitar (near Efrat), in the middle of the night.

A little over a week ago, Arabs poured oil on the same road causing a car to spin out of control and crash.

The fire department was sent to clean up the oil.

On Friday, Efrat residents protested the lack of security on that and other roads in Gush Etzion.

Colonel: IDF to Build Bridge to Bypass Terrorist Village in Judea

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

A senior IDF officer said that since the IDF is unable to stop the terrorist attacks on Route 60, between the Gush Etzion Junction and Kiryat Arba (Hebron), and specifically the section that passes by the Arab villages of El Arub and Beit Ummar, the army will instead be building a bypass road and a bridge, The Jewish Press was told by reliable sources.

Etzion Brigade commander Col. Yaniv Elalouf said in a closed meeting with local residents of Efrat that the bypass road would move Israeli traffic around 200-300 meters away from El Arub and 400 meters away away from Beit Umar. The road would also be raised on a bridge in that section, and come out near Carmei Tzur.

The officer said that the current proximity of Arab houses to the main highway provides the terrorists with the cover needed to to easily attack Israeli motorists and then quickly escape. By building a bypass bridge and road, the terrorists would be forced out into an open area to commit their terror attacks (or use longer range weapons).

The officer estimated that the road would be finished within a year to a year and a half.

The officer said that the road is not being built because we are afraid, but because the IDF is unable to contain the attacks.

The road will likely cost millions of dollars to build, at a time when the government budget in general and the IDF portion of it in particular are being cut. But there’s a more profound cost to this decision, in morale and in the continued IDF failed strategy of dealing with terrorism in Judea and Samaria.

No one is doubting any longer that a full-fledged third intifada has been brewing there, encouraged by statements made by visiting President Barack Obama, as well as more recent statements by visiting Secretary of State John Kerry. But the IDF’s approach to this acute problem of lawlessness and murder, is to name it “popular terrorism” — meaning it is somehow legitimized by the fact that a lot of Arabs support it — and to invent mad plots of “containing” it.

It begins with rules of engagement that essentially turn any IDF man on patrol into a potential prisoner, should he actually try and do his job (IDF Soldiers Humiliated by Arab Rioters: We Are Sitting Ducks). This has resulted in so many IDF units fleeing the scene of confrontation, they’ve become a running gag in the daily entertainment of Arab youths. Watch the Jewish soldiers run, M-16 rifles and all, from kids who throw rocks at them.

The other face of this shameful attempt to “contain” violent criminals, is through technology. IDF soldiers on patrol have been issued vests that improve their ability to sustain blows (IDF Latest Response to Arab Riots: ‘Nerf’ Bullets). And wherever Arabs make it a habit to pelt Jews with rock and firebombs, Israel responds by erecting fences, paving alternative roads and now, how majestic, actually build a bridge above the troubled area.

There’s only one area where Israel’s security forces appear to enforce a zero tolerance approach — whenever Jews are responding to their violent neighbors. If the IDF and the GSS applied the same zeal to picking up Arab terrorists and keeping them in jail, they wouldn’t really need this bridge to nowhere.

This is a link to a YouTube video of the officer’s appearance last Saturday night.

The following is a translation of the officer’s speech on the video. The video was shot by Natan Epstein of the Tazpit News Agency.

The question is twofold: One, the road leading south from Gush Etzion and Hebron is difficult, I will tell you here, it is the most difficult road in Judea and Samaria. It is the road that poses the toughest challenges in terms of popular terrorism. The other part of the question suggested that parents of children and youths who participate in popular terrorism should be punished.

The proper response to the issues regarding the road from the Gush junction to Kiryat Arba is to pave a new road. I truly and honestly believe that in the near future this road, which everybody has known for a decade, will be paved, 200 to 300 meters west of its current path, avoiding the Al-Arroub refugee camp where the beating down of the protective fences takes place. The new road will run over a tall bridge which will let us pass far away from Beit Ummar – 400 meters – and will return to the highway at the Karmei Tzur junction.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/terror-on-the-roads-idf-to-build-bypass-road-to-carmei-tzur/2013/05/26/

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