Police and the IDF have beefed up their presence in Judea, Samaria and the rest of Israel Tuesday, following two stabbing attacks Monday that have left two Jews dead and others wounded.
On Tuesday morning, a Jewish man was lightly hurt when Arabs ambushed him as he drove his car on Highway 60 past Beit Hanoun, near Bethlehem. He fired warning shots in the air in response.
Jews are extremely hesitant about firing their weapons, even in clear cases of self defense, since leftists in the police and judicial system tend to prosecute such Jews harshly and take away their weapons, goaded by the media.
In Beit Tzafafa, in Jerusalem, the tires of five parked cars that belong to Arab residents were damaged in a suspected "price tag" incident. On a nearby sidewalk, a graffito reading “No vehicles, no Arabs” was scrawled. "Price tag" is the term used to describe acts of nationalistically-motivated vandalism, often committed in response to Arab terror attacks.
According to the Bethlehem-based Maan news agency, the windshields of about 30 Arab-owned cars were smashed, allegedly “by settlers,” near Shechem.
IDF forces operated in Shechem and Hevron overnight and arrested relatives of the two terrorists who carried out the apparently unccordinated stabbing murders Monday. The family of the terrorist who murdered a soldier at Tel Aviv's Hahagana train station has cleared its belongings from its home in Shechem, after being notified that the IDF intends to demolish it.
Four Jewish youths aged about 13 were arrested at night after they threw rocks at a taxi that was driven by an Arab. They reportedly admitted throwing the rocks out of nationalistic motivation.
The funeral of Dalia Lemkos, 26, who was run over and stabbed to death at the Kfar Etzion bus stop, was held Tuesday at 10:00.
The funeral of First Sergeant Almog Shiloni, who was murdered Monday near the Hahagana rail station in Tel Aviv will take place Tuesday afternoon at Mount Herzl, in Jerusalem, at 2:00 p.m.