Gush Etzion Residents Protest Rock Attacks (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 05/24/12)
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Residents of Jewish communities in the eastern part of the Gush
Etzion Regional Council blocked one of the intersections in the area
on Wednesday evening, in protest of the ongoing rock attacks by
Palestinian Authority Arabs.
The residents said that the rock throwing attacks by PA Arabs at
Israeli vehicles in the area have been getting momentum recently.
They blocked the intersection to Arab-owned for two hours.
The rock attacks have indeed been on the rise and Arutz Sheva has
been reporting almost every night of Arabs throwing rocks at Israeli
vehicles traveling on roads in Gush Etzion.
An Israeli vehicle was damaged on Tuesday morning when it was pelted
by rocks thrown by Arabs near the community of Tekoa. No injuries
were reported. Israeli troops were sent to search the scene.
A similar incident was reported Monday afternoon. Rocks were also
thrown on Monday morning at an Israeli vehicle southwest of
Bethlehem. No injuries were reported.
Local residents said earlier this month that there has been a spike
in rock attacks. Such attacks have proven fatal in the past. Last
September, Arabs near Hevron hurled a large stone through the
windshield of Asher Palmer, 25.
The stone smashed through the windshield, striking Palmer in the head
and causing him to lose control of his vehicle. Both Palmer and his
infant son, Yonatan, were killed when the car went off the road and
down an embankment.
Security officials have also noted the increase in the attacks on the
roads of Judea and Samaria and, as a result, the IDF has announced
that it intends to act to stop the ongoing terrorist activity.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/24/12)
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