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Israeli Calls Police: I've Been Robbed, I'm in an Arab Village'

Two PA Arabs steal man's truck and leave him stranded in an Arab village. Police warn Israeli drivers not to enter PA towns.
By Adam Ross
First Publish: 10/24/2013, 10:02 PM

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Flash 90

An Israeli called the police on Thursday and explained that two Palestinian Authority Arabs had stolen his truck and left him in an Arab town next to the 443 highway in central Israel.

At the end of a speedy operation involving the IDF and Magen David Adom emergency services, the civilian was located in an Arab Israeli village and rescued, having sustained light injuries.

Investigators also managed to reclaim the stolen truck, which was found near the village. However, the suspects had fled the scene.

The commander of the local Binyamin police station, Lt. Col. Dudi Hayoun, said after the incident: "I call on all traders and businesses who are doing business in Judea and Samaria to remain vigilant and not to be tempted to enter Palestinian Authority towns, because there are no security forces present there to protect them or their property."

There has been a spate of violent vehicle thefts in PA areas recently. Last month an Israeli car dealer escaped injured after driving into an ambush planned by Palestinian Authority resident thieves posing as clients seeking to buy vehicles.