Thursday, June 15, 2006
Thank G'd that the kidnapping incident near the Rahelim junction ended well. Like many people in Israel and like most parents I cannot stop wondering why two ( Jewish ) teenage girls should try to "hitch a ride" in general, and in the Westbank in particular, but of course that is only my leftist, hysterical, defeatist, give-in-to-those-bloody-Arabs side talking.
PS: To the commentators on some websites who point out the fact that most hitchhiking points ( trampiada's ) are also bus stops, and that the girls were simply waiting for the bus, read this on Ha'Aretz' website: "One of the girls who had been waiting at the hitchhiking station, 14, told Israel Radio that she has been hitchhiking since she was in sixth grade."
Posted by Bert at 10:17 PM