Five charged with West Bank drive-by shooting
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Five charged with West Bank drive-by shooting

IDF also arrests two suspected of carrying out a separate attack that wounded one person

IDF troops make a late-night arrest in the West Bank on January 11, 2017. (IDF Spokesperson's Unit)
IDF troops make a late-night arrest in the West Bank on January 11, 2017. (IDF Spokesperson's Unit)

The Israeli army said Monday that an indictment has been filed in military court against five Palestinian residents of the settlement of Yabed, west of Jenin, suspected of firing at a nearby army post in a drive-by shooting on December 30, 2016.

Security forces seized the vehicle used to carry out the attack, and the suspects gave up the weapon used in the attack, the army said

Meanwhile, the IDF also arrested two suspects involved in an earlier shooting near the West Bank settlement of Nili, the army said.

Palestinian gunmen had opened fire at passing vehicles lightly injuring one Israeli on December 19, 2016.

The injured man, said to be in his 20s, received medical treatment on the scene for wounds to his face from glass shards, sustained when the gunfire shattered the window on the driver’s side. He was later transferred to a hospital.

The firearm and vehicle used to carry out the terror attack were seized by security forces during the investigation.

Judah Ari Gross contributed to this report.
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