Ha! IDF ‘Dummies’ Outsmart Car Thieves In Judea And Samaria


idf-dummyWomen vulnerable to car-jackings in Judea and Samaria have found a new form of defense: a dummy dressed as an Israel Defense Forces Armored Corps soldier set in their passenger seats to thwart would-be Palestinian attackers.

There have been eight incidents of car theft in the past two weeks in Judea and Samaria. The perpetrators operate similarly each time: An Israeli vehicle is forced to stop by another vehicle that blocks the road or appears to have been in a car crash. Carjackers then force the driver out and steal the car. Women drivers are particularly targeted by such thieves.

The idea for the deterrent is the brainchild of Esti Yaniv, of Har Bracha, near Nablus. “My husband used this doll at a demonstration, and afterward I put my husband’s uniform on it and now I feel safer,” Yaniv said. And a representative of the Samaria Residents’ Council said: “The sense of helplessness [among women whose cars were stolen] brought about this initiative. We and the defense establishment cannot afford to think of these incidents as mere thefts. These are terror attacks.”

Judea and Samaria District Police Commander Maj. Gen. Amos Yaakov has established a team to investigate the incidents, and managed to expose a carjacking cell in recent days. In the operation, an undercover female officer drove on the road to Qalqilyah and intentionally pulled over on the side of the road. A car carrying two men drove toward her, and one of the men got out, opened her car door and attempted to pull her out. Two undercover Yasam (Israel Police Special Patrol Unit) officers stationed nearby arrested the man with help from district police officers.

“I wasn’t scared and trusted the officers who were with me,” the undercover female officer said.

{Israel Hayom/Matzav.com Newscenter}


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