Two Palestinians drove their car along Route 90 north of the Dead Sea on Monday evening, shooting at Israel vehicles along the way. After critically injuring an Israeli driver at the Arava junction, they opened fire on two more cars, one after the other, without causing further injury. The shooters then abandoned their vehicle and headed on foot towards Jericho. A large military-police force, with a support helicopter ovehead, has given chase.
This attack came the day after a Palestinian terrorist shot dead wo Israeli brothers on the Hawara road south of Nablus. Defense Minister Yoav Galant warned on Monday, that the situation is harsh and tougher times may yet be ahead. The highest security alert and preparations are in force on all fronts for the month of March.