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Suspected infiltration alert activated in southern West Bank settlement

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

This photo from October 28, 2016, shows a road sign indicating the direction to the Israeli settlement of Carmel, southeast of the West Bank city of Hebron. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
This photo from October 28, 2016, shows a road sign indicating the direction to the Israeli settlement of Carmel, southeast of the West Bank city of Hebron. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

A suspected infiltration alert is sounding in the southern West Bank settlement of Carmel.

The military’s Home Front Command instructs residents to remain in their homes, lock their doors and windows, until further notice.

The Rescuers Without Borders emergency service says medics are treating one person who was lightly hurt in the settlement, although the cause is not fully clear.

The service says it received reports of shooting heard in the area, but this remained unconfirmed.

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