Beit El
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An Arab from east Jerusalem who infiltrated into the community of Beit El in Binyamin on Thursday night broke into a home in the community. Miraculously, the incident ended with no one being hurt.

The Arab, who managed to infiltrate the community using a car with Israeli license plates, broke into the home and the home’s owner, Malachi Shore, ran into him and threw a chair at him. The Arab, who was hit in the face by the chair, fled the scene. IDF troops who were called to the scene chased the Arab and caught him shortly afterwards.

Shore told Arutz Sheva on Friday morning that his wife woke him up because she heard noises in the living room.

“I went into the living room and suddenly I came across an Arab,” Shore recalled. “I threw a chair at him and he escaped out the window. Within moments security forces arrived. The Arab managed to take phones and a wallet from the home before fleeing.”

Shore added that just moments before his confrontation with the Arab, he was walking inside the home and even passed by the children’s rooms. “We were scared we’d become Fogel family number two,” he said. “This is a great miracle.”

An initial investigation found that the incident was likely of a criminal background and that the Arab intended to rob the home. Security forces are investigating how the Arab managed to infiltrate the community through its main gate without being caught.

A security official told Arutz Sheva that the security forces acted swiftly and efficiently and were able to arrest the Arab quickly. The source added that several local Arabs have infiltrated communities lately, with the intention of robbing Jews and stealing laptops, appliances and cars.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)