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Daily Israel Report

Psagot Given the All Clear, Residents Demand Protection

Heads of Psagot call on Defense Minister to work to eradicate terrorism, hours after shots are fired at their homes.
By Uzi Baruch
First Publish: 5/7/2014, 11:44 PM

IDF troops near Psagot
IDF troops near Psagot
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Residents of the Shomron (Samaria) community of Psagot have been given the all clear, after a 'code red' alarm sounded in the community Wednesday evening when shots were fired at several homes.

The shots, which officials say came from Ramallah, caused no injuries or damage. The residents of the community, who had been instructed to stay in their homes, lock their doors and close their windows, were allowed to resume their normal routine after security forces determined there were no suspicious figures in the area.

Following the incident, the heads of Psagot called on Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon work to eradicate terrorism.

"Today's incident is the fourth in Psagot in the past week," they said. “Last week, rocks were thrown towards the community, on Friday night a burning tire was thrown on a fence and caused it serious damage. Rocks were thrown at the firefighters who came to put out the fire.”

"The shooting today is a direct continuation of the terrorism that has been rearing its head. As long as the security system does not treat rock throwing as terrorism, they will continue to try to hurt us through shootings,” they warned.

In October, nine-year-old Noam Glick of Psagot was shot in the neck at close range by a terrorist who infiltrated into the community.

The terrorist who attacked young Noam later earned praise from the Fatah movement, which is led by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, the PA's highest-ranking leader.