News Briefs

  5/2/2013, Iyar 22, 5773

Samarian Rock Attack Drives Vehicle Off the Road

A vehicle drove off Highway 60 between the Police Junction and the Samarian (Shomron) Jewish community of Ofra, Thursday afternoon, after Arabs pelted it with rocks.

Chairman Benny Katsover of the Samaria Residents' Council said the patience of the Jewish residents is running out at the loss of their personal security. He said, "This incident could have easily ended in the deaths of those traveling [in the vehicle]." Comparing rock throwing to other forms of terror, he said the Israel Defense Forces "must also take strong measures and mete out uncompromising punishment against stone throwers."