Terrorist infiltration foiled in Samaria town

One terrorist apprehended in town of Itamar in Samaria. Second suspect at large.

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David Rosenberg, | updated: 23:58

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Two Arab terrorists attempted to infiltrate into the Israeli town of Itamar in Samaria Sunday evening, approaching the town's back entrance while wearing camouflage uniforms, local security officials reported.

One terrorist was reportedly apprehended, while a second remains at large.

IDF forces were dispatched to the area following the infiltration, and security teams are combing the surrounding area for the second terrorist.

Local authorities have requested that residents remain in their homes until the second terrorist is located and taken into custody.

According to an IDF spokesperson, security personnel at the entrance to Itamar spotted the two terrorists and managed to capture one, while the second managed to escape.

“An IDF unit spotted two suspects wearing [army] uniforms who attempted to infiltrate into the town of Itamar,” the spokesperson said.

“One of the suspects was captured. IDF forces are searching the surrounding area for the second suspect.”