Rise in Palestinian Attacks on Yerushalayim-Tel Aviv Highway


highway Route 443, one of only two roads linking Tel Aviv to Yerushalayim has witnessed a flare-up of violence, including 20 firebomb attacks, during the first two months of the year.

In February, the Israel Police ruled the road off-limits to Israeli government ministers. The 16-km. road is under constant surveillance, with IDF female soldiers working four-hour shifts, their eyes fixed on the screens in front of them. Responding to the increased threats, the IDF has doubled its forces in the area.

Meanwhile, a 20-kilogram bomb – an especially large and powerful charge – was found Tuesday buried near the border fence in southern Gaza. Israel Defense Forces engineers neutralized the bomb, working from across the fence. It was the fourth bomb found near the fence since the beginning of 2014.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}