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Terror Ambush on Driver in Northern Samaria

IDF soldiers killed a terrorist after an Israeli driver was ambushed and lightly hurt by a terror cell on a Samaria road early Friday morning.
By Hana Levi Julian
First Publish: 7/11/2008, 9:21 AM

IDF soldiers shot and killed an Arab terrorist after an Israeli civilian was ambushed while driving near the Yakir Junction in northern Samaria in the wee hours of Friday morning.

The terrorists were waiting by the side of the road and opened fire at the driver as he passed by. The victim, a resident of Kiryat Ono, east of Tel Aviv, continued driving until he reached the entrance of the community of Yakir, where he notified authorities. He was treated for light wounds from shattered glass by Magen David Adom medics and was then sent to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva for further examination.

IDF soldiers rushed to the scene and engaged the terrorists in a gunfight, killing one terrorist. A commanding officer was moderately wounded in the exchange and was treated by medics at the scene before also being rushed to Beilinson Hospital, where he is currently listed in good condition.

Terrorists Continue Rock and Firebomb Attacks
Terrorists in Judea and Samaria kept up a steady stream of rock and firebomb attacks overnight and early Friday morning near the same locations where they have launched literally hundreds of similar attacks in recent months.

No one was injured in the attacks, which included firebombings near Azoun, between the Tel Aviv suburb of Kfar Saba and the Jewish communities of Ginot Shomron and Kedumim in Samaria.

Rocks were hurled at vehicles near the Arab village of Husan, a source of constant attacks on cars traveling near Tzur Hadassah, west of the Jewish Judean city of Efrat.

IDF soldiers also arrested three wanted Palestinian Authority fugitives in routine overnight counterterrorism operations throughout Judea and Samaria.