A taxi driver became the latest victim to carjackers on Highway 443 during the night, the Jerusalem-Modi’in Highway.
The driver was beaten and thrown from his vehicle and the Arab assailants made off with his car. Carjackers generally head to the closet PA (Palestinian Authority) autonomous area, which have become Cities of Refuge.
In most cases, even if an expensive vehicle is equipped with a GPS tracking system, the IDF will not permit one to enter the autonomous area to recover the vehicle, a reality that has led to a sharp increase in insurance rates throughout Israel since insurance companies are compelled to payout instead of recovering a vehicle.
The incident occurred during the predawn hours of Thursday, 4 Tishrei 5773. The driver’s injuries were not reported to be serious.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)