A rock-throwing attack finally has hit the top of the page on the website of Israel’s largest newspaper, Yediot Acharonot.
The reason for the unusual reportage is two-fold. First, the victims were not settlers. Secondly, the attack happened on Highway 431, a major east-west high-speed road east of Tel Aviv.
It is becoming increasingly problematic for Israel’s “peace process” media to dismiss terrorist attacks as a result of the refusal of the Netanyahu government to hand over Judea and Samaria to Mahmoud Abbas.
During the Oslo War, otherwise known as the Second Intifada, the peace-process media campaigned daily for the expulsion of Jews of Gaza as the solution to terror attacks in the region.
Ten years and a few thousand missile attacks later, it is not working this time. The latest wave of terror started in eastern Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria but has spread to Be’er Sheva, Tel Aviv, Ra’anana and urban highways such as the high-speed Highway 6 (Kvish 6.)
It is difficult for the peace media to campaign for the “peace process” when it now is clearer than ever that if Judea and Samaria were to become part of the Palestinian Authority, urban Israelis will be next in line.
Urban Israelis slowing are experiencing what more than 350,000 Jews in Judea and Samaria have endured for years, but without much sympathetic coverage from the peace media.
Jean Yaakovie, the 51-year-old grandmother who was hit Thursday night by a rock on Highway 431 near the Ramle interchange, close to Ben Gurion Airport, told Yediot Acharonot:
I heard a terrible noise, apparently from the rock that was thrown [through the windshield] into the car. I was hit in the cheek.
My grandson was next to me and screamed but was not hurt.
One minute before, he was in my hands, and I placed him in the baby stroller. If I had not put him there, I don’t know want to think what might have happened.
This was a miracle, a miracle from Heaven that nothing worse happened.
Her parting words were, “I never thought this would happen on Highway 431.”