Grenade hurled at IDF base near Bethlehem
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Grenade hurled at IDF base near Bethlehem

No casualties or damage in attack, which comes amid escalation in West Bank violence

An IDF soldier watches as Palestinians cross into Jerusalem from the Qalandiya checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah. (Issam Rimawi/Flash90)
An IDF soldier watches as Palestinians cross into Jerusalem from the Qalandiya checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah. (Issam Rimawi/Flash90)

A Palestinian attacker hurled a grenade Monday at an IDF base near Bethlehem, marking an escalation in violent incidents in the West Bank.

No one was hurt and no damage was caused in the attack, which came hours after US Secretary of State John Kerry wrapped up his 10th visit to the region.

On Christmas, an IDF patrol vehicle came under fire from a passing car near the West Bank settlement of Tekoa, in the Etzion Bloc south of Jerusalem. No injuries or damage were reported.

The soldiers on patrol reported hearing shots from a nearby vehicle, but were unable to apprehend the fleeing suspects.

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