Last Thursday evening, March 14, a woman and her three daughters were injured on Thursday in a car accident caused by stones hurled by Palestinians onto passing cars on Route 5 connecting Tel Aviv and Ariel. One of the girls, three-year-old toddler Adele, was critically wounded and is fighting for her life. Her mother, Adva Biton, 40, and her two other daughters, Avigail and Naama – ages four and five – sustained moderate injuries. Police, paramedics and firefighting crews were dispatched to the scene to treat the wounded. The youngest girl was not breathing and was resuscitated with a mouth-to-mouth procedure, he said. Medics were able to revive her, but she was unconscious and in critical condition. Doctors at the Rabin Medical Center said that Adele suffered a serious head injury and was taken straight into surgery upon her arrival. “We are doing everything to save her,” said Dr. Oleg Kaminsky. On Sunday, doctors were still fighting to save the life of three-year-old Adelle, who had undergone a second head operation.
A truck that veered off course crashed into the woman’s car which also swerved as a result of stone throwing. The truck driver was lightly injured. A bus was also hit by stones with its driver sustaining light injuries. The Shai District Police confirmed that stones had been hurled at vehicles traveling on Route 5.
Several hours later it was reported that a man and a 10-year-old boy were lightly injured by stones hurled at them on the same road. They were taken to the Hasharon Medical Center in Petah Tikva.
The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) released a report last Tuesday documenting a significant rise in Palestinian attacks in the West Bank and east Jerusalem in February.
A total of 139 attacks, including firebombings and the use of improvised explosives, took place in February, compared to 83 in January.
One hundred of February’s attacks took place in the West Bank – 84 of them firebombings – compared to 56 in the previous month.
In the capital, 38 attacks – 35 of them firebombings – were registered by the Shin Bet in February, compared to 27 in January.
As for this episode, “This is a terror attack like any other,” a senior IDF source told Channel 10 News.
Question is: Where is the media coverage of this terrorist attack?