Five Israelis were lightly injured - three of them children - when Palestinians hurled rocks at their vehicle between the settlements of Shilo and Ma'ale Lebone in the West Bank on Friday afternoon.
Among the vehicles that were harmed was one that belonged to Oriya Dagan, the wife of Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan. She was on her way to meet him in Jerusalem along with their three children. They were were among the lightly injured and were evacuated to Jerusalem’s Sha’are Tzedek Medical Center.
Yossi Dagan has spearheaded the battle by settlers and right wing politicians to pressure Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to authorize settlement building as a response to the wave of terror. He has also called for more security, particularly on the roads by Magen David Adom paramedics.
For the last eight days, since the terror attack that killed Eitam and Naama Henkin, Yossi Dagan has sat in a protest tent outside Netanyahu’s Jerusalem home.
“There is always a fear that something like this could happen, but even so, you are never prepared when it does,” Dagan said.
“It only strengthens my resolve to insist on better security. Terror on the roads from stones, to say nothing of gunshots and stabbings, is not something we should ever get use to,” Dagan said.
Elsewhere in the West Bank, four Palestinians and two Border Police officers sustained wounds during a series of violent clashes.
At Hasam Shoter in Hebron, some 100 Palestinians hurled rocks at soldiers, who responded with crowd control measures.
At Kafr Qaddum, west of Nablus, 40 Palestinians hurled rocks and rolled burning tires at soldiers, who responded with riot dispersal means.
At Halhoul Bridge near Hebron, 300 Palestinians hurled rocks and firebombs at soldier, and at Rachel's Tomb, near Bethlehem, 200 Palestinians threw rocks and firebombs at soldiers. Units deployed crowd control measures.
At Jalame, near Jenin, several Palestinians threw firebombs and burning tires, injuring a Border Policeman, and at Kalandia, 300 Palestinians hurled rocks, burning tires, and a gas tank at security forces. A policeman was evacuated to hospital after being struck by a rock.