Israeli soldiers killed a terrorist on Wednesday following an attempted shooting attack from a passing vehicle on an IDF position near the settlement of Ofra.

Soldiers on the scene opened fire on the vehicle and later launched a pursuit of the suspect. During the pursuit, the suspect spotted the soldiers, exited the truck and opened fire on them, the IDF said in a statement. The soldiers used live fire to kill the attacker.

The assailant is suspected of being involved in several recent incidents. Soldiers are searching the area for additional suspects.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, an Arab man was arrested after attacking a Jewish visitor on the Temple Mount plaza in Jerusalem’s Old City.


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