Terrorist shooting on road recently opened to Palestinians

Wednesday, March 03, 2010 |  Israel Today Staff

Palestinian Arab terrorists fired several rounds from their automatic rifles at an Israeli army post on Highway 443 north of Jerusalem on Wednesday. There were no injuries in the attack.

Israeli soldiers combed the area, but the attackers were able to successfully flee to nearby Palestinian-controlled areas.

Highway 443 was only recently opened to Palestinian traffic, against the firm protests of Jews living in the area and Jerusalem residents who use the highway on a daily basis to reach their jobs in Tel Aviv.

In December Israel's Supreme Court ruled that it could no longer keep the road closed to Palestinian Arabs for fear of appearing racist. The road was originally opened to all traffic, but was closed to Palestinians in 2000 following a series of shooting attacks against Israeli motorists.

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