IDF jeep shot at in West Bank attack
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IDF jeep shot at in West Bank attack

No injuries reported following gunfire at Jit junction, near Nablus; armed Palestinian caught crossing from Gaza into Israel

Illustrative photo of Israeli security forces at the site of a terror attack at the Tapuah Junction in the northern West Bank. April 30, 2013. (Photo credit: Flash90.)
Illustrative photo of Israeli security forces at the site of a terror attack at the Tapuah Junction in the northern West Bank. April 30, 2013. (Photo credit: Flash90.)

Unidentified assailants fired at Israeli troops patrolling in the Northern West Bank Wednesday.

No injuries were reported, but light damage was sustained to an IDF vehicle. Troops were dispatched to scan and secure the area.

In a separate event, a Palestinian armed with a knife was detained by IDF soldiers as he attempted to cross over from Gaza into Israel to commit an attack, also on Wednesday.

The matter is under investigation.

An IDF spokesperson said she had no information on the shooting or the infiltration attempt.

Initial reports were unclear as to the source of the gunfire in the West Bank. However, a number of Hebrew-language media reports suggested that it came from a passing car.

The incident occurred at the Jit Junction on the West Bank’s principal thoroughfare, Route 60, on a portion that bypasses Nablus on the way to Jenin.

The road is widely used by both Palestinian and Israeli motorists, because it connects settlements as well as Palestinian towns.

The area has been the scene of attacks in the past.

On April 30, 2013, Tulkarem native Samal Zagal stabbed and killed 32-year-old father of five Evyatar Borowsky while he was waiting for a ride at the Tapuah Junction just south of Jit.

In December last year, three Palestinians were arrested for a hit-and-run that left a man seriously injured at the nearby Alon junction.

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