|Taxi in Jerusalem|
By Gil Ronen
Arabs severely beat a 69-year-old taxi driver Monday, stole his cab and left him bleeding at the side of the road. The Tatzpit news agency reported that the attack took place near Neveh Tzuf, in the Binyamin region north of Jerusalem.
Police found the man on the roadside. He told them that three Arabs got on the taxi near the Tel Aviv Center – Arlozorov train station. They began beating him with severe violence. One of them sat in the driver's seat and began driving the car very fast. When they reached the area of Neveh Tzuf, they threw him out of the car and kept on driving.
The driver waited for about 20 minutes at the side of the road in the rain and wind, until a police car that passed by identified him. The police gave him first aid and called an MDA ambulance, which took him to Beilinson Hospital's Trauma Room.
He was in light to moderate condition and is suffering from numerous bruises to his head and chest. Police have launched an investigation.
Shabak: Attacks on Israelis in Judea and Samaria Rising
Source: Arutz Sheva
By David Lev
In a report, the Shabak said that the number of “populist attacks” against Israelis by Arabs in Judea and Samaria was higher in December 2012 than during the month before. The figures take into consideration the period immediately after Operation Pillar of Defense, and the Shabak said that PA Arabs seem to have become emboldened during the period.
A total of 111 security events were reported in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria during December, among them rock throwing, firebomb attacks, and stabbing attempts. Thirty of those attacks in Jerusalem during the period. Three Israeli civilians were injured in the attacks, while three security officers were injured in two separate attacks – in a stabbing attack, and in an attempt to run down a security officer.
The Shabak report stresses that there were no rockets fired at Israel by Gaza Arab terrorists in December – a major change from the 1,734 rockets that Israel was hit with in November.