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Terrorist Killed After Throwing Firebomb at IDF Soldiers

One terrorist killed after IDF soldiers open fire at two terrorists who threw firebombs at them in northern Samaria.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 4/4/2013, 12:09 AM

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IDF soldiers opened fire on Wednesday night at two terrorists who approached an IDF position near the community of Einav in northern Samaria.

As the two terrorists approached the soldiers, they hurled a firebomb at them. The soldiers returned fire, killing one terrorist and wounding the other.

PA officials told AFP that the killed terrorist was a 16-year-old teen, identified as Amer Nassar.

The latest attack comes after two days of unrest in Judea and Samaria, as Palestinian Authority Arabs rioted over the death of an elderly terrorist who was serving time in an Israeli jail.

The terrorist, 64-year-old Maissara Abu Hamdiyeh, died of cancer on Tuesday in the Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva. The PA has blamed Israel for Hamdiyeh’s death, which led to a wave of rioting.

Soldiers and police in Judea and Samaria were on high alert Wednesday as PA residents continued to protest Hamdiyeh’s death.

The PA ordered that schools shut down from 11 a.m. as a sign of mourning for the terrorist.

On Wednesday evening, dozens of Arab residents of Hevron threw rocks and firebombs at IDF soldiers.

These riots began after the Forensic Institute at Abu Kabir held an autopsy that determined that Hamdiyeh died of cancer and no foul play was involved.