On Hwy 60


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PERIDOT is an American writer living abroad.

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 – Givat Assaf junction on Hwy 60:  Two Haredi soldiers, ages 19 and 20, serving in the Netzah Yehuda Battalion in the Kfir Brigade were killed by Hamas terrorists in a drive-by shooting onslaught; a third soldier and a young civilian woman, aged 20, were critically wounded.  The Nation mourned the warriors on the front-line, and prayed for the wounded on that terrible day.

Thursday's terrorist attack came on the heels of a separate drive-by shooting terror attack that took place on Sunday at the Ofra junction on Hwy 60, where 7 civilians including 4 teenagers and a 21 year-old woman and her 7 month old baby boy she was carrying in her womb were brutally shot.

The 16 year-old teenagers and the woman's husband suffered light to moderate injuries, while the young woman and the baby boy in her womb were critically wounded – the baby boy was delivered by emergency C-section and lived 4 days outside the womb of his mother, and then he died.  The baby's mother, although having been shot in the abdomen and pelvis, miraculously survived and lives  The Nation mourned the baby's death, and continues to pray to the Almighty for the healing of the wounded.

They call them Settlers, and like all Settlers they can be easily identified, as they wear their heart on their sleeve.  Their heart is Judea and Samaria, Israel.

The fallen soldiers, like all soldiers before them, left a message to the Nation:

I love you more than daylight,
more than the night-time sky
I'd give my life for yours,
on any given day
I know it's hard to say good-bye,
it's hard for me too
So let's just say - Long live Judea and Samaria!
Long live Israel - the Jewish Homeland of the Jewish people!

Hwy 60 had a message for the IDF:

This is Hwy 60, do you read me?
We read you loud and clear Hwy 60, over.
Expect heavy inbound traffic from all directions;
Construction full on from here forward;
Make no apologies.