IDF hummer patrol (illustration)
IDF hummer patrol (illustration) Moshe Shai/Flash 90

An Arab terrorist opened fire on two military vehicles early Tuesday morning as they rode on Highway 465 adjacent to Halamish, located in the Binyamin region of Samaria to the northeast of Ramallah.

None of the soldiers were wounding by the shooting attack, although one of the vehicles was damaged by the gunfire.

In response a Jewish civilian who was at the scene returned fire and shot at the terrorist, who managed to flee the scene.

IDF forces are hunting after the Arab terrorist, but there is no word yet of his capture.

The attack indicates an uptick in shootings in the region, as just this Sunday night Arab terrorists opened fire at a bus carrying Jewish students as it passed near the Arab town of Huwara in Samaria.

No one was wounded in the attack, although the bus was damaged.