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Five Israelis wounded in Samaria drive-by shooting

Israeli forces launched a manhunt for the perpetrator or perpetrators, who fled in their car.

Emergency responders at the Rihan Crossing in Samaria, June 13, 2023. Credit: MDA.
Emergency responders at the Rihan Crossing in Samaria, June 13, 2023. Credit: MDA.

Five Israelis were wounded in a terrorist attack on Tuesday near the Rihan Crossing in northwestern Samaria.

In an initial shooting, terrorists driving in a vehicle opened fire on a passing car near the Palestinian-controlled town of Yabad.

Magen David Adom emergency medical personnel treated the victim, a man in his 30s, for a wound to his upper body before evacuating him to the hospital in stable condition.

Four soldiers were wounded by subsequent gunfire targeting their military vehicle, according to the IDF.

The troops were evacuated for treatment in moderate condition.

Israeli forces launched a manhunt for the perpetrator or perpetrators, who fled in their car.

On May 30, a 32-year-old Israeli man was killed in a nearby terrorist shooting, close to the Jewish community of Hermesh in northwestern Samaria.

Meir Tamari sustained a bullet wound to the upper body. He received treatment at the scene before being evacuated by helicopter to Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera, where he was pronounced dead.

Tamari is survived by his wife and two children, ages 1 and 3.

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