An Israeli couple escaped an apparent carjacking or robbery attempt, before dawn Friday morning, on Highway 60, in the "Pillbox" area near the Binyamin-region Jewish community of Ofra. A car with Palestinian Authority (PA) license plates zigzagged and slowed down in front of the Israeli car, driven by a woman as her husband slept beside her.
Before the Israeli car came to a complete stop, the driver of the PA car got out and came to the woman's window, armed with a club. The woman screamed, waking her husband, who grabbed the steering wheel as his wife stepped on the gas. They drove around the would-be robber and the PA car, who closed in on them as they neared Ofra, but fled toward the village of Ein Yabrud once the couple entered Ofra.