Two masked suspects break into settlement, flee after encountering patrol
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Two masked suspects break into settlement, flee after encountering patrol

Resident says Palestinians cut through perimeter fence, intending to carry out terror attack; army confirms incident but has no info on motives

Two masked suspects broke into a northern West Bank settlement Friday overnight, a resident of the town told The Times of Israel, before encountering an IDF patrol and fleeing.

An alarm went off in Migdalim at 1:30 a.m. Residents were told to remain in their homes with the doors locked, said the resident, who serves on a security squad.

Security camera footage retrieved by The Times of Israel shows two suspects inside the settlement of Migdalim after cutting through a perimeter fence.

The resident said he believed the two were Palestinians planning to carry out an attack. The IDF confirmed the incident, saying the two suspects fled when soldiers shined a light on them before they fled. It did not comment on their motive.

On Friday Israeli settlers and Palestinians clashed in the northern West Bank, with a rights group saying the Israelis damaged buildings and set fire to fields in a Palestinian village. For their part, the locals from Yitzhar involved in the altercation said it began when residents from the village of Urif torched several of their fields.

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