Hevron Hills Residents say ‘Enough!’ to Road Terror (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Maayana Miskin 07/13/12)
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Dozens of Israelis from the town of Negohot in the Hevron Hills
blocked roads Thursday in protest of terrorism. Residents of Negohot
and other Hevron area Israeli towns say that Israel’s open roads
policy puts their lives at risk.
Three years ago Israel began opening highways in Judea and Samaria
(Shomron) to Arabs living under the Palestinian Authority.
Previously, PA traffic had run along parallel PA roads, while access
to Israeli roads was restricted due to terrorism fears.
Since then, residents say, the simple act of driving to school or
work has been fraught with danger.
“We suffer from nails on the highway, they throw rocks and firebombs
at our cars,” Negohot resident Asaf Fried told Arutz Sheva.
“We want the IDF to close the roads to Palestinians,” he declared.
Residents blocked the road to the nearby PA-controlled Arab town of
Beit Awa. One person was arrested in the protest. (IsraelNationalNews
© 2012 07/13/12)
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