Samaria Jews Take On IDF Function as Terror Mounts (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Maayana Miskin 05/11/12)
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In light of a wave of attacks and carjackings on Judea and Samaria
highways, civilians in the area have begun taking over from the IDF.
A newly established group of Binyamin-area Israelis aims to protect
the roads where the military has failed, Tatzpit reports.
The group conducts routine patrols and has its own vehicles on the
road to show a stronger security presence.
The volunteer guards expressed hope that they would not permanently
replace the IDF, but rather, would serve as a temporary back-up while
the army prepares to handle the threat itself.
“The army is obligated to protect the junctions, and the brigade
commander promised to do so,” said Motti Yogev, deputy head of the
Binyamin Regional Council. “That is the army’s job, and I hope it
will take full responsibility for it.”
But in the meantime, Binyamin-area Jews cannot afford to wait,
residents said. “We aren’t going to gamble our lives or our families’
lives,” said Viki Ezra of Dolev. “As long as the Binyamin region
commander isn’t prepared to handle this mission, we will do it
He suggested that similar groups be set up elsewhere in Judea and
Last week, a Palestinian Authority gang used multiple cars to trap
Israeli drivers in the Binyamin area by surrounding them, then
slowing down while honking, flashing lights, and intermittently
breaking. The Israeli drivers managed to break free, and following
the incident the IDF increased nighttime security on local highways.
Last Tuesday, an Israeli woman from Nerya barely escaped a
carjacking, managing to get away by ramming her attackers’ cars as a
PA man attempted to break into her vehicle. (IsraelNationalNews ©
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