Hitchhiking in Gush Etzion
Hitchhiking in Gush Etzion Flash 90

In what might have been a terrorist attack, a private car owned by a Palestinian Arab veered on Friday afternoon and hit a Jewish girl who was waiting at a hitchhiking station in Gush Etzion.

The vehicle fled the scene but a short time later the driver turned himself in to the authorities.

The driver claimed that it was an accident and that he fled the scene because he feared that he would be assailed by the Jews who were waiting at the station.

The incident was caught by security cameras.

The issue of hitchhiking in Judea and Samaria has become a topic of discussion after fter Hamas terrorists kidnapped and murdered Naftali Frenkel (16), Eyal Yifrah (19) and Gilad Sha'ar (16). The three were abducted them from a hitchhiking station in Judea's Gush Etzion area.

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