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Beitar Illit Man Barely Escapes Arab Lynch Mob

Arabs from nearby Husan attack man's vehicle, begin dragging him into Arab town; IDF, Border Police save his life.
By Orly Harari
First Publish: 8/26/2014, 2:41 PM

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A Beitar Illit resident just barely escaped a lynching attempt Tuesday, after Palestinian Arab thugs from Husan attacked his vehicle.

The Arabs attacked the resident near the entrance to Beitar Illit, reports say, and began dragging him into nearby Husan. According to 0404 news, during the attack the Arabs pelted his vehicle with rocks, as well as the driver himself. 

According to the 0404 report, the incident began after the driver approached the entrance to Husan, to pick up some goods he had ordered from local Arab businesses. 

IDF troops and Border Police were alerted to the attack by passersby; they rescued the driver and he was treated at the scene by Hatzalah medics. The man has been transferred to hospital for further treatment. 

Map: Beitar Illit and Husan - mere kilometers apart. Google Maps

The lynching is one in a sea of several rock-throwing attacks launched against Israeli Jews, which have escalated since the murder of 16 year-old Arab youth Mohammed Abu Khder in July, in revenge for the kidnap and murder of three Jewish youths the previous month.

Earlier this week, a young family's car flipped over after a gang of Palestinian thugs hurled rocks at the moving vehicle, leaving a husband and father in critical condition. 

Beitar Illit residents stated earlier this month that escalation has been so severe that they are "afraid" to drive outside of their city.

The attack comes just after senior Palestinian Authority (PA) official Jibril Rajoub said two weeks ago that his organization has made a "political decision" to support Arab terrorists "slaughtering" Jews living in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem, giving them a free hand.

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction this month announced a full return to terrorism, declaring "open war" on the Jewish state - calls that have already been acted on in numerous attacks.