IDF soldier on guard (file)
IDF soldier on guard (file)Nati Shohat/Flash90

IDF forces on Thursday night opened fire on an Arab terrorist who hurled a potentially lethal firebomb at soldiers adjacent to the town of Kokhav Ya'akov in the Binyamin region of Samaria.

The terrorist was wounded, with his condition being defined as between lightly and moderately wounded.

He was nevertheless able to flee the scene and make it on his own to a hospital in Ramallah, the stronghold of the Palestinian Authority (PA).

In a separate event, a pipe bomb exploded adjacent to one of the gates of the Givon Hahadasha community also in Binyamin; no one was wounded by the blast.

Earlier on Thursday an Arab terrorist in his 20s tried to steal the weapon of a Border Patrol officer at the entrance to a base in Kiryat Arba, adjacent to Hevron in Judea.

The terrorist was shot in the leg and apprehended. After being given medical treatment he was brought in for questioning.