Saturday, August 28, 2004

Soldiers rescue trapped Israeli truckers from Palestinian lynch mob

Israel Defense Forces soldiers rescued three Israeli truck drivers when they came under attack by a mob of Palestinians after taking a wrong turn near Jerusalem, and ending up in Ramallah near the Kalandia refugee camp.

The Jewish truckers were in two vehicles when they were surrounded by hundreds of Arabs who had just emerged from a gathering in support of Palestinian security prisoners conducting a hunger strike in Israel prisons. Many of the mob pelted the truckers with stones and other objects, pulled them from their vehicles and beat them severely until the soldiers arrived. They suffered light to moderate injuries.