Parents and three children, residents of Modi’in Illit, was traveling on Sunday, Lag B’Omer, in their vehicle from Jerusalem, using Waze to navigate, ending up in a PA (Palestinian Authority) village near Birzeit in Ramallah.

Needless to say, the family was frightened when they realized what occurred as they were in an area designated by Oslo as “B”, which means total PA civil control and Israeli security control. They quickly phoned Israel Police for assistance.

Police immediately contacted IDF Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), which in turn contacted PA police. They found the family and provided an escort out of the area without incident, arriving at a checkpoint near Beit El in the Binyamin Regional Council of the Shomron. From there, they continued their trip home to Modi’in Illit.