Work Set To Begin On Protecting Gush Etzion’s Bus Stops


Authorities will be taking steps today to reinforce security at bus stops in the Gush Etzion region in Judea.

The area has seen multiple knife and vehicular attacks in the recent wave of terror.

The plan for surrounding bus stops with concrete barriers or metal poles has been in the offing for several years to prevent terrorists from ramming their cars into bystanders.

Yehudah Shaipra, spokesman for the Gush Etzion Regional Council, explained to Tazpit Press Service that the authorities decided to secure the transport stations in 2014 shortly after three youths, Eyal Yifrach, 19, Naftali Frenkel, 16, and Gilad Sha’er, 16, were kidnapped by terrorists in the region and later murdered.

“It’s an old plan. When the three boys were kidnapped in Gush Etzion two years ago, everybody asked where the cameras were at this junction. Even to this day, the army has not installed cameras at the junction at which the kidnapping took place, and it has been two years already,” Shapira said.

Tazpit Press Service

{ Israel}