Shots reported fired at Israeli vehicle in West Bank
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Shots reported fired at Israeli vehicle in West Bank

No injuries or damage reported after incident outside Palestinian town of al-Funduq

An Israeli motorist report shots were fired at his car in the central West Bank Monday night.

There were no injuries or damage reported in the incident, according to Ynet news. However bullet casings were found at the scene.

The shooting reportedly happened near the Palestinian town of al-Funduq in the Samaria region of the West Bank, near the Israeli settlement of Karnei Shomron.

The town sits next to Route 55, a major east-west highway bisecting the West Bank and used by thousands of Israelis and Palestinians daily.

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Israeli security forces are on heightened alert in possible flashpoint areas over the Passover holiday.

Israeli troops on alert in the West Bank following a fatal shooting attack on Passover eve on Route 35, near Hebron, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (photo credit: Issam Rimawi/Flash90)
Israeli troops on alert in the West Bank following a fatal shooting attack on Passover eve on Route 35, near Hebron, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (photo credit: Issam Rimawi/Flash90)

In 2014, a policeman was killed and two more people injured when his car was fired upon while traveling in the West Bank on the way to a Passover seder.

Tensions in the West Bank were briefly raised last week after an Israeli man reported himself kidnapped in the southern West Bank.

The report was later found to be a prank, but not before massive numbers of Israeli troops deployed in the area to find the man.

The disappearance last Thursday, near the area of the West Bank where three Israeli teenagers were abducted and killed less than a year ago, sent hundreds of soldiers, police and agents of the Shin Bet security agency on a massive house-to-house manhunt in Palestinian villages around Hebron.

 

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