Nine injured, one a pregnant woman, in Palestinian drive-by shooting near Ofra

Gunshots from a speeding Palestinian taxi injured nine Israelis waiting at the hitch-hiking post at the Ofra junction Sunday night. Among them was a pregnant woman who is in serious condition. Most others were moderately hurt and two girls sustained light injuries. The taxi sped away in the direction of Nablus.

DEBKAfile: The IDF and Shin Bet suspect that the Ofra attack may been the work of the fugitive terrorist who on Oct. 7 murdered Ziv Hajbi from Rishon Lezion and Kim Levengrund-Yehazkel from Rosh Ha’Ayin in the Barkan industrial area. The killer, Ashraf Naalwa, 23, from Shweika village near Tulkarm, has not been apprehended and was believed to be planning to continue his terrorist rampage against Israeli targets.

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One thought on “Nine injured, one a pregnant woman, in Palestinian drive-by shooting near Ofra

  • Dec 11, 2018 @ 8:22 at 8:22

    How they shot?
    Hand gun? Mashine gun?

    What is a good
    avoidance strategy?

    Hiking spots and bus stations shall be upgraded by bullet proof windows and a light concrete bunker consisting of said windows and a structure that defends against heavy trucks crashing at full speed and full load into it.
    At least at shared main roads like the 55, 60 and the 90. Also some 3 number roads like 437, 449 would need such an upgrade.
    Concrete blocks are now at many bus stations stoping cars and small truck and buses from crashing into waiting pedestrians but this is sadly not enough!
    Upgrade bus stations in Juda and Shomron with bunkers big enough to hold the people waiting and implement a signal system (like a train signal) to indicate people are waiting inside and have big bullet proof windows so the driver of a bus and a passenger car can check who is in that waiting bunker.
    Have solar powered led lighting inside

    One Idea to drive by shootings with cars:
    If you are in a car and one wants to shoot you while overtaking you might be succesfull in raming the other car before it overtakes by pulling hardly to the left.
    If your car is in front of the other car you can use a leverage effect of the line between your front wheels and your back wheels to push the front of the overtaking car off the road. Aiming is difficult if you are kicked off the road.
    If the other car overtook already break hardly so it completely overtakes and can not shoot you. Breake and if the other car also beakes stop put in reverse and drive a hand breake u turn and escape.

    Bullet proof windows and some security driving training will help significantly.


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