Palestinian gunmen fire at IDF post near Nablus; no injuries

Military says several bullets hit site near West Bank town of Jit; Lion’s Den claim responsibility, following deadly raid against terror group

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

Illustrative: IDF soldiers carry out raids in the West Bank on August 18, 2022. (Israel Defense Forces)
Illustrative: IDF soldiers carry out raids in the West Bank on August 18, 2022. (Israel Defense Forces)

Palestinian gunmen opened fire from a passing vehicle at a military post near the northern West Bank city of Nablus on Friday night, the Israel Defense Forces said.

According to the IDF, several bullets hit the post near the West Bank town of Jit, west of Nablus. The gunmen managed to flee the area.

The IDF said troops scanning the area found several shell casings.

No soldiers were hurt in the attack.

The Nablus-based Lion’s Den terror group claimed responsibility for the shooting, saying it was in response to a deadly IDF raid in the West Bank city earlier this week.

In recent months, Palestinian gunmen — mostly members of the Lion’s Den — have repeatedly targeted military posts, troops operating along the West Bank security barrier, Israeli settlements and civilians on the roads.

Tensions between Israel and the Palestinians have been high for the past year, with the IDF conducting near-nightly raids in the West Bank amid a series of deadly Palestinian terror attacks.

A string of attacks in Jerusalem in recent weeks left 11 people dead and several more seriously hurt.

Over 60 Palestinians have been killed since the beginning of the year, most of them while carrying out attacks or during clashes with security forces, but some were uninvolved civilians and others were killed under circumstances that are being investigated.

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