Photo Credit: Hadas Parush / Flash 90
Israeli soldiers build a barrier by the Palestinian Authority town of Hizme, north of Jerusalem. May 25, 2016.

It’s a new week in the Holy Land but some things are still around, like attacks on the roads of Judea, Samaria, the Binyamin region, Gush Etzion, mixed neighborhoods in Jerusalem and the like.

Early Sunday afternoon in the Binyamin region, local sources reported a stoning attack near the junction leading to the Arab town of Hizme. The attackers were hurling rocks at Israeli forces stationed at the site. No physical injuries were reported. All personnel returned safely to base.

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At around the same time, Arab terrorists hurled rocks at vehicles as drivers traveled the Gush Etzion-Jerusalem road (Highway 60) near the Tomb of the Sheikh, between El Khader and the junction to the road leading to northern Efrat. No physical injuries were reported in any of the attacks, according to the Hatzolah emergency response team in Judea and Samaria. Stoning attacks such as these have led to critical injuries and deaths in the past and are punishable by fines and prison terms of up to 20 years.

Late in the day, around dusk, Arab terrorists firebombed the western side of the security fence around the Jewish community of Kiryat Netafim, igniting a fire in the process. Security personnel were able to extinguish the blaze, and IDF forces searched for the attackers.

At about the same time, other Arab attackers hurled rocks at Israeli drivers traveling on the highway between the Jewish communities of Psagot and Kochav Ya’akov. No one was physically injured but at least one vehicle was damaged. Israeli security forces were deployed to the site.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.