IDF: Gunman from Jordan crossed into Israel, fired on troops near border before returning

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

The IDF says troops in an army vehicle came under fire on the Jordan border overnight, at the Jordan River Crossing near the northern town of Beit Shean.

According to the IDF’s initial probe, the gunman crossed into the border crossing and opened fire at the troops carrying out a routine patrol in the area. He then fled back to Jordan.

The IDF says the gunman did not infiltrate through Israel’s border fence, and there were no injuries in the attack.

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