Daily Israel Report

Israelis Safe After Road Terror in Eastern Gush Etzion

PA Arabs hurled rocks at Israeli motorists in another road terror attack on a road in eastern Gush Etzion Wednesday afternoon.
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 1/16/2013, 4:49 PM

Smashed Windshield
Smashed Windshield
courtesy of Yesha Council, Avraham Weiss

Palestinian Authority Arabs hurled rocks at Israeli motorists in another road terror attack on a road in eastern Gush Etzion Wednesday afternoon.

The attackers targeted vehicles with yellow Israeli license plates as they passed near the Jewish town of Tekoa.

The community, which is located next to the Arab village of Tuqua, is also close to the Herodian, a looming peak containing the tomb of the Biblical King Herod.

A number of the vehicles that were attacked sustained damage as a result. Miraculously, both drivers and passengers were physically unharmed.

Road terror is on the upswing in Judea and Samaria, and the road near Tekoa is no exception. Residents of the community have long learned the threat of Arab ambushes along the route leading to their town is an unfortunate part of frontier life in an increasingly hostile area.

Rock attacks are intended to kill.  Last month a rock-throwing Arab teenager nearly succeeded in his attempt to murder Jews, when the huge rock he hurled at a car crashed a few inches from an infant passenger.  

Nevertheless, mainstream Israeli media often ignore such incidents, and international media almost never report them.

More than a year ago, Arab terrorists did indeed succeed in killing Kiryat Arba resident Asher Palmer, a U.S. citizen, and his baby son Yonatan, in a rock attack on Palmer’s car as he drove near Kiryat Arba-Hevron.

Police believed the ensuing crash of the vehicle to be a traffic accident until evidence published by Arutz Sheva forced them to carry out an investigation proving the incident to be a terrorist attack.

Photos: Tatzpit



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