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Former CEO of Israel Railways, retired police general Shahar Ayalon commented on the sabotage attempt on the railway section between Acre and Karmiel.
Ayalon said: “The train on this section carries 800-1500 people. Damage to the tracks could lead to numerous casualties. This is a serious escalation. At this point, access to the tracks is difficult, so the efforts of the rescuers could be hampered.
An Israel Railways employee told Ynet: “There is no doubt that a serious incident was avoided.”
> “A train traveling at 120 to 140 kilometers per hour hits something, it can derail, and the cars can overturn,” he said. “This is something that cannot be avoided because there is no time or space to stop.”
This incident comes at a time when security forces remain on high alert amid the fight against terrorist groups in the West Bank and the fear of terrorist attacks during Jewish holidays.
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