Shooting near Israeli town north of Jerusalem

Reports of gunfire outside of Ofra - near scene of last week's drive-by shooting attack.

David Rosenberg, | updated: 21:23

Scene of shooting
Scene of shooting
Hodaya Saadia/TPS

Shots were reportedly fired at Ofra Junction, outside of the Israeli town of Ofra, Thursday night, a week and a half after a drive-by terrorist shooting there which left seven Israelis wounded.

Initial reports suggest the gunfire emanated from the nearby Arab village of Ein Yabrud, and was aimed at Ofra Junction.

No injuries have been reported.

Israeli security forces have been dispatched to the scene and are investigating.

Route 60, the primary north-south traffic artery, was temporarily closed in both directions as a result of the shooting.

The IDF confirmed that there were no injuries in the shooting, and that security forces had been dispatched to the scene, adding that soldiers returned fire.

"Following the previous report regarding shooting at the Ofra Junction, shots were apparently fired from the nearby village of Ein Yabrud, south of Ariel," an IDF spokesperson said. "No injuries were reported. IDF troops responded with fire, and are blocking routes and conducting searches in the area."

On December 9th, terrorists affiliated with the Hamas terror organization opened fire on a group of Israeli civilians at a bus stop at Ofra Junction.

Seven people were wounded, including a 21-year-old woman who was 30 weeks pregnant. Her child was born prematurely as a result of the attack, and died three days later.


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