Shots fired at northern West Bank settlement; none injured
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Shots fired at northern West Bank settlement; none injured

Army launches search for perpetrator after bullet holes found in wall surrounding Shavei Shomron, near Nablus

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

The West Bank settlement of Shavei Shomron, as seen from Sebastia (Ilan Ben Zion/Times of Israel staff)
The West Bank settlement of Shavei Shomron, as seen from Sebastia (Ilan Ben Zion/Times of Israel staff)

Shots were fired at a settlement in the northern West Bank on Monday night, the army said.

No one was injured in the incident. The bullets struck an external wall of the Shavei Shomron settlement, northwest of Nablus, a military spokesperson said.

The Israel Defense Forces launched a search to find the person or people responsible for the attack, the army said.

On Saturday, a resident of the nearby Palestinian town of Sebastia was shot dead by Israeli troops after he stabbed three people in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Ahmad Jazal, 17, stabbed two Jewish youths before fleeing, with police forces giving chase. He then stabbed one of the policemen before he was shot.

The victims — two civilians aged 18 and 20, and a border policeman in his early 20s — received treatment at the scene and were taken to Jerusalem hospitals. They were said to suffer light-to-moderate wounds.

The two civilians were released from the hospital on Saturday night.

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