IDF commander recounts shooting attack in northern West Bank

The commander of the soldiers who came under fire in what the military is describing as an attempted shooting attack in the northern West Bank says multiple troops returned fire at the assailant, a member of the Palestinian security services.

“The car with the assailant came from the city, turned left at the roundabout, and opened fire toward the [soldier’s] position. The commander of the troops responded quickly and fired his weapon,” says Lt. Col. Shahar Barkai, the commander of the soldiers’ unit, the Golani Brigade’s Barak Battalion.

“Immediately afterward, two soldiers at the bus stop ran over and joined the incident, opening fire at the assailant. The assailant was struck by a number of bullets,” Barkai says.

— Judah Ari Gross

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