Israeli Driver Strikes Arab Rock Thrower

YERUSHALAYIM -
In this Jan. 16, 2016 photo, a Palestinian walks on a newly-made section of a road that was financed by the European Union, on the outskirts of the West Bank village of Taqoa, near Bethlehem. Construction of the narrow country road has turned into a new battleground between Israel and the EU, deepening a dispute between the allies over Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank. The EU is paying for Palestinians to pave the dirt road as part of a broader effort to help them develop the local economy on the way to eventual independence. But Israel says the work is illegal and has ordered it to stop. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
A road in Yehudah. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

An Israeli driver who was attacked by a barrage of rocks Motzoei Shabbos veered off the road and ran down one of the stone throwers, the IDF said. The incident occurred in the northern Jordan Valley. The rock thrower, an Arab terrorist, was run down when the Israeli driver lost control of his vehicle. He was treated at the scene by rescue workers. Police have not said whether they plan to charge the driver.

Meanwhile, drivers on the Hussan bypass road on Motzoei Shabbos near Beitar Illit reported mass stone throwing by Arab terrorists. Three vehicles were damaged, but, b’chasdei Shamayim, no one was injured. Drivers reported that the slow traffic on the congested road aggravated the situation, as Arabs were able to throw rocks and stones at will.

Overnight Motzoei Shabbos, security officials said they arrested four wanted security suspects in other areas in Yehudah and Shomron. The suspects were wanted for participating in rioting and throwing stones and firebombs that endangered Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. Several of the suspects were also charged with belonging to Hamas. All were being questioned on their activities by security forces.