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IDF forces thwart two terror attacks, three terrorists killed

A knife-wielding Palestinian charged Israeli troops near Ofra, while two members of Islamic Jihad were shot while carrying out a drive-by attack near Jenin.

Israeli troops conduct counter-terror operations in Judea and Samaria, Nov. 8, 2022. Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Office.
Israeli troops conduct counter-terror operations in Judea and Samaria, Nov. 8, 2022. Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Office.

A Palestinian man was killed by Israeli forces after attacking them with a knife near Ofra in Samaria on Sunday morning.

The Israeli troops were being stoned by local Palestinians when the assailant exited his vehicle and charged at the force, attempting to take one of the soldiers’ weapons.

The soldiers opened fire, killing the terrorist.

The incident came just hours after two Palestinian terrorists were killed while attempting to carry out a drive-by shooting against soldiers near Jaba, 5 miles southwest of Jenin in Samaria.

The terrorists, identified as Az a-Din Hamamra, 24, and Amjad Halila, 23, were reportedly both members of the Jenin branch of Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

An M-16 rifle used by Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists in a drive-by shooting in Samaria against Israeli troops, Jan. 15, 2023. Credit: IDF.

Israeli forces seized an M-16 rifle from the vehicle used in the attack, according to the Israeli military.

There were no Israeli casualties in either incident.

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