ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 149

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Palestinian gunmen in West Bank attempt two shootings, no injuries

Assailant shot dead after approaching an IDF post in Nablus with weapon drawn; separately, terrorists open fire over security fence at kibbutz inside Israel, damaging a home

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

Israeli soldiers close the Beit Furik checkpoint east of the city of Nablus in the West Bank on September 29, 2023. (Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90)
Israeli soldiers close the Beit Furik checkpoint east of the city of Nablus in the West Bank on September 29, 2023. (Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90)

A Palestinian gunman was shot dead by Israeli troops at a military post near the West Bank city of Nablus on Tuesday, according to an IDF statement.

The IDF said the gunman approached the army post at a junction near the town of Beit Furik, and did not manage to open fire before he was shot.

Reports said he was also armed with a knife.

The gunman was killed by reservists of the 8109th Battalion, according to the IDF. There were no injuries in the incident.

Earlier on Tuesday, Palestinian gunmen in the West Bank opened fire across the security barrier at the nearby northern Israeli community of Kibbutz Meirav.

There were no injuries in the attack, according to the IDF, but slight damage was caused to one of the homes.

Security forces in the area returned fire, and troops launched a manhunt for the terrorists.

Meirav lies very close to the Green Line, which separates Israel from the West Bank.

While Palestinians periodically carry out shooting attacks against Israelis in the West Bank, shooting attacks from the West Bank into Israel are less common.

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