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Israeli man moderately wounded by IDF fire in Samaria

The man was part of a group of masked individuals who had reportedly been stoning vehicles on Highway 60 • IDF: Forces "opened fire according to standard operating procedures."

Israeli soldiers during a counterterror operation in Samaria, May 9, 2023. Credit: IDF.
Israeli soldiers during a counterterror operation in Samaria, May 9, 2023. Credit: IDF.

Israeli forces on Sunday shot and moderately wounded an Israeli man near Ma’aleh Levona in Samaria, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

According to the military, IDF troops were dispatched to the area due to the gathering there of a number of masked individuals, who according to Israeli media reports were stoning Palestinian vehicles on Highway 60.

“The soldiers opened fire according to standard operating procedures, during which one of the suspects was injured,” according to an IDF statement.

“Later it turned out that the suspects were Israeli citizens who were masked. The injured person is continuing to receive medical treatment at a hospital. The incident is being investigated and its details are under review,” the statement continued.

The man, reportedly in his 20s, was evacuated by Magen David Adom to Hadassah Medical Center-Mount Scopus in Jerusalem.

The incident followed Saturday’s killing of two Israelis by a Palestinian terrorist in Huwara, located just outside Shechem (Nablus) in Samaria.

The victims, Shay Silas Nigrekar, 60, and his 28-year-old son Aviad Nir, were residents of Ashdod, where their funerals are expected to take place on Sunday.

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