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Israeli stabbed after entering Palestinian town in Samaria

The victim sustained light injuries.

IDF soldiers at the entrance to Har Gilo, Feb. 23, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.
IDF soldiers at the entrance to Har Gilo, Feb. 23, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

An Israeli was stabbed on Monday after a group of civilians entered the Palestinian-controlled village of Deir Qaddis in Samaria, the IDF said.

The victim sustained light injuries and was evacuated to the hospital.

Israeli forces launched a manhunt for the perpetrators.

Earlier Monday, Israeli forces thwarted a Palestinian terrorist attack near Neve Tzuf (aka Halamish) in the Binyamin region of Samaria.

According to the IDF, the terrorist was stopped for driving suspiciously close to a checkpoint on Route 450. As troops approached the vehicle, the assailant exited and lobbed a grenade at them, and then opened fire using a makeshift machine gun.

The forces shot and “neutralized” the terrorist, with paramedics later declaring him dead.

There were no other injuries reported.

Also Monday, the Hamas-linked Al-Ayyash Battalion said it fired two rockets from the Jenin area towards the Jewish community of Shaked, located in northern Samaria.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

The Israel Defense Forces subsequently located two rocket launchers and two makeshift projectiles near the town.

Sappers were deployed and the launchers were taken for investigation.

“The rockets did not pose a threat to the residents” of Shaked, said the military.

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