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Israeli forces thwart terror attack outside Psagot

Soldiers shot and neutralized the would-be infiltrator.

Israeli security personnel thwart a Palestinian terrorist attack outside Psagot in Samaria, Jan. 23, 2024. Credit: TPS.
Israeli security personnel thwart a Palestinian terrorist attack outside Psagot in Samaria, Jan. 23, 2024. Credit: TPS.

Israeli security forces on Tuesday thwarted a Palestinian terrorist attack outside Psagot in the Binyamin region of Samaria.

The suspect, armed with a knife, approached a military position along the fence of the Jewish community. Soldiers identified the would-be infiltrator and shot and neutralized him before he could cross the barrier.

Several hours later, Israel Defense Forces troops shot a terrorist attacker in the area of Anabta, a Palestinian village just east of Tulkarm in Samaria. The soldiers, who were operating at the nearby Einav intersection, killed one terrorist who opened fire at them, the IDF said.

Soldiers subsequently confiscated the terrorist’s rifle, a knife and other weapons he carried. No casualties to Israeli forces were reported in the incident.

Overnight Monday, Israeli forces arrested eight wanted Palestinian terrorism suspects and seized weapons, cash and bomb-making materials in counterterror raids across Judea and Samaria.

Soldiers confiscated tens of thousands of shekels in terror funds in operations in Hebron, while arms were confiscated in Mazra’a, Khairbat al-Luz and Dhahiriya.

Last week, an Israeli woman in her 70s was killed and at least 17 other people were wounded in a combined car-ramming and stabbing attack in the central city of Ra’anana.

Israeli forces arrested Mahmoud Zaidat, 44, and his nephew Ahmad Zaidat, 24, who were employed at a car wash in the Ra’anana industrial area without valid work permits. Both suspects, from Bani Naim near Hebron, were known to Israeli security forces.

Since Oct. 7, approximately 2,700 Palestinian terrorism suspects have been arrested in Judea and Samaria, of whom around 1,300 are associated with Hamas.

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