Monday, April 08, 2013

8-Apr-13: Scenes from the front lines, courtesy of the Tayar Report

The report below is the latest in a series we have published in recent months based on the Tayar Security Report with some editing and annotating by us. Yehudit Tayar produces her invaluable bulletins on the basis of first-responder, police and army reports.

Rock attacks: Ten IDF service personnel and two members of the Israel Police are injured: 
  • A soldier at Kadum
  • Two soldiers at Jius
  • Two soldiers near Tekoa
  • A soldier (head injuries) injured at Policeman's Square, site of a security check point in Hevron
  • A member of the Border Police struck on the forehead and injured in a rock attack on his patrol car near Adam
  • A soldier from Battalion 405 injured in the back from a rock-throwing attack at 'Anata Junction
  • A soldier from Company 90 injured in the shoulder from rocks hurled at Al Arub
  • A member of the Border Police suffers a hand injury in an attack at Beit Liqya, close to Highway 443
Other attacks
  • Special Forces apprehended an Arab after a chase from Na'alin; he is charged with being involved in the theft of Israeli vehicles
  • A dummy explosive device was found at the entrance to Ma'leh Hever
  • An explosive device (IED) was hurled at Border Police personnel stationed near Rachel's Tomb to safeguard its many visitors. The bomb exploded some 50 meters away; by miracle, no one was injured
  • Arabs attacking civilian vehicles on on the Beer Sheva-Dimona highway are arrested.
  • Several attacks against military ambulances which in many cases treat injured or ill Arabs
  • At least five separate rocket attacks on southern Israel are reported in the past week. Landings occured near Nir Oz, a "fell short" in Arab-controlled territory; between Sufa and Holit in the Hevel Shalom region of south-west Israel; near Nir Am; and a 107 mm rocket near Kissufim in the northwestern part of the Negev Desert. 
  • In Ramat HaGolan near Israel's Syrian border, shots were at an IDF position near Tel Hazeka and a rocket was fired into Tel Fares
  • Dozens of Molotov Cocktail (firebomb or IED) attacks occurred including two on Highway 443; four in the direction of the IDF emplacement at at Al Arub  some fifteen at the IDF security checkpoint at Policeman's Square, Hevron; one at Beit Merkachat ("Pharmacy") checkpoint, also in Hevron; six in the direction of the pillbox near Anabta; 7 at the IDF force stationed at Hirbat Aliya; five at people traveling on Highway 446 near Deir Qadis; one at the IDF forces stationed near Bet Hagai; one at an Israeli vehicle near Sin'jal. 
  • Pipe bomb attacks: Northern entrance to Efrat  between Bruchin and Alei Zahav; near Bet Hadassa, and Sheep Junction, Hevron; near the memorial for Yossi Shok HY"D; on the Trans-Judean Highway.
  • Yehudit Tayar adds that "There are many attacks with rocks and boulders directed at Israeli civilian and military vehicles in the same places, time after time." This week, this meant: 
  • Judea: Policeman's Square, Hevron; Beit Merkachat Junction in Hevron, near the Cave of the Patriarchs; Alfuar; north of  Bet Hagai; HalhulBet Einun; Hursa, near Ma'on in the Judean Hills; on the Trans-Judean Highway; Beit Hadassah
  • Gush Etzion: Hirbat Aliya, near Efrat's northern entrance; at the turn by the spring near Karmei Tzur; Husan Bypass; Al ArubBeit Ummar; Tekoa Junction; near Harmla and by Arab Tekoa; Rachel's Tomb near Bethlehem; Um Almona
  • Binyamin: Near Neve Zuf, Dir Nizam, Aboud, Turmus AyaAl-Lubban ash-SharkiyaAnabta; Rama; Bir NabalahBeit Liqya; near Ofra, near Adam, Nabi Salah, Qalandia
  • Shomron, Ephraim, Menashe and Jerusalem region: Near Madam; near Itamar; Yitzhar Junction; entrance to Shechem; Kadum; Burkia; G'it Junction; Giti Avisher, near Ariel in the Shomron/Samaria district; Jois; between Peduel and Beit Aryeh; Gilad Highway; Highway 55; Neve Alias; Azun, near Atarot on Jerusalem's northern edge; Jerusalem's Temple Mount and Damascus Gate, the Qalandia Crossing, Issawiya.
Injuries: As a result of the rock attacks and other violent attacks directed against Jews, 9 civilians were injured the past week:
  • A 4 year old boy is injured in a rock-throwing attack at Hirbat Aliya, near Efrat
  • One person suffers a head injury in an attack that took place on the road between Peduel and Beit Aryeh
  • A female civilian is injured at Rantis
  • Yaakov Talia is injured when he comes under attack by an Arab on the Lutsifer Farm in the Southern Hevron Hills
  • A civilian is injured at Al Arub
  • A CNN photographer suffers leg injuries in the vicinity of Policeman's Square, Hevron, close to Beit Hadassah and Tel Rumeida
  • A female civilian suffers leg injuries in a rock attack at Al-Lubban ash-Sharkiya
  • A traveler on a field trip is attacked by Arabs at Ein Bidan near Elon Moreh
  • An Arab Israeli is injured in a rock attack at the Husan Bypass near Beitar Ilit
  • Two motor vehicle accidents occur, as a result of rock-hurling attacks. A civilian loses control of his car near Ma'ale Shomron but fortunately escapes uninjured
  • Four IDF service personnel are injured when their jeep overturns at Hirbat Aliya, near Efrat
All of this - in just a single week. And almost certainly, none of it made it into your newspapers or your local TV station's evening news.

Postscript: Yehudit Tayar writes - "These reports are translated and publicized by Hatzalah Yehudah and Shomron with the clearance and confirmation of the IDF. Hatzalah Yehudah and Shomron is a voluntary emergency medical organization with over 500 volunteer doctors, paramedics, medics who are on call 24/7 and work along with the IDF, 669 IAF Airborn Rescue, the security officers and personal throughout Yesha and the Jordan Valley, and with MDA. We, the volunteers of Hatzalah Yehudah and Shomron go out to rescue anyone who needs our emergency medical assistance; including civilians, military and Arabs also those within the PA territories. (with IDF presence) To us a life is precious and we go out at risk leaving home and family or stopping on the road to rescue anyone in need."

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