First-Hand Account: Murderous PA Rock Attack at Beit Ummar (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Chana Ya´ar 02/23/12)
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A Jewish mother living in the Judean community of Karmei Tzur,
located between Gush Etzion and Kiryat Arba-Hevron, narrowly escaped
with her life when PA terrorists launched a rock attack this week on
Highway 60, the main artery that runs from north to south in eastern
Judea and Samaria. But it turns out that Zehava Weiss was not the
only victim this Tuesday, as she told Arutz Sheva in an Internet
While traveling between El Aroub and Beit Ummar on the ascent I
noticed a car approaching from the opposite direction with a damaged
front window, from a rock that must have previously landed, she
said. "I naively presumed that it was the result of an old incident
that hadn´t yet been fixed.
As Weiss approached the center of the PA Arab town of Beit Ummar,
however an area that is usually cluttered with numerous taxis
pulling in, pulling out and parked in every which-way she observed
a man racing across the road.
"I first thought that this was a soldier with a rifle, and I slowed
down to grasp what was happening, she said.
"I then noticed dozens of people, old, young and teenagers
congregating on my right. It then became apparent that the ´soldier
with a rifle´ was actually a photographer with a camera. He was
seeking a better picture angle to snap away at what was about to
happen, Weiss realized.
"On my left were at least two other photographers, waiting for the
action. I should emphasize that I was not the first victim and other
cars had already been stoned and so these press photographers were
well aware of what was happening, and what was about to happen to me.
"None of them, it seems, thought to call for assistance from the
police or IDF none of whom were present.
Knowing she wouldn´t survive if she didn´t continue driving, Weiss
kept going. If I had slowed down, I would have been trapped and
blocked off, she pointed out. "The only thing in my mind was to
proceed home and not get caught at that crossing. It was difficult to
pass through as the rocks came from a distance of just a few feet
from the car ´zero range´ as we say. The rioters clearly could see
that the car contained two young females, defenseless. We were struck
by many rocks; my view was blocked by the cracked glass.
´I simply concentrated on getting out of there as quickly as I could.
It was only when I arrived home that I realized the entire front of
the car was covered with shattered glass particles, including me, the
infant seat, the back seat everything. There was also damage caused
to the sides of the car. At least eight large rocks and blocks had
hit my car.
Later reports confirmed the rock attacks continued after Weiss
escaped, resulting in damage to other vehicles and trauma to other
drivers and passengers as well. Equally disturbing -- or more so --
was the fact that the terrorists no longer fear the long arm of the
"These terrorists had no qualms about not covering their faces during
their attempt at murder, Weiss pointed out. We try to overcome [our
own] fear and to live our everyday lives. We are believing people,
with faith. After an incident like this we pronounce the
benediction ´Blessed is He Who bestows good things on those unworthy,
and has bestowed on me every goodness.´ We believe in goodness, and
that it will overcome evil," Weiss said.
"We only pray and hope that people in Israel and around the world
will finally recognize the truth that our enemies, the Arabs who
fight us, wish for evil. They want destruction, which we wish for
good and want peace, even with our neighbors. We wish for life.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 02/23/12)
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