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Palestinian terrorists fire on kibbutz in northern Israel

The attack caused no injuries but damaged a building in Meirav.

The Judea and Samaria security barrier as seen from Kibbutz Meirav, with Jalbun and Jenin in the background. Photo by Doron Horowitz/Flash90.
The Judea and Samaria security barrier as seen from Kibbutz Meirav, with Jalbun and Jenin in the background. Photo by Doron Horowitz/Flash90.

Palestinian terrorists in northeastern Samaria opened fire at Kibbutz Meirav in northern Israel on Sunday.

The attack caused no injuries but damaged a building in the community, the military said.

Israeli forces set up roadblocks in the area and began searching for the terrorists.

During the manhunt, Palestinians threw an explosive device at soldiers, causing no casualties.

In February, Palestinian terrorists in Samaria twice opened fire on the Israeli farming community of Meirav, located on the downward slopes of Mount Gilboa and inside the country’s pre-1967 lines.

The shots were fired from the Palestinian Arab village of Jalbun, about 220 to 330 yards from the kibbutz.

Earlier on Sunday, an Israeli was lightly wounded by an improvised explosive device near Kochav HaShahar in the Binyamin region of Samaria.

The victim, whom the IDF later identified as a military reservist on vacation, was attempting to remove a PLO flag planted on the side of Route 458 when the bomb exploded.

Also on Sunday, Israel Defense Forces troops foiled a Palestinian terrorist attack near Hebron in Judea.

Troops killed two terrorists near the Beit Einun interchange after one opened fire on and the other attempted to stab soldiers.

No Israelis were injured.

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