Beit El
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Terrorists on Friday evening opened fire on the town of Beit El in the Binyamin region.

A 25-year-old man who was sitting in his sukkah was lightly wounded in the attack.

IDF troops who were nearby opened fired and killed one of the terrorists. A second terrorist fled the scene, and a manhunt is underway for him.

Magen David Adom paramedics evacuated the wounded man for medical treatment at Shaare Zedek Hospital.

A statement from the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said, “A shooting attack was carried out a short time ago, towards the town of Beit El.”

“IDF soldiers who were active in the area fired at the terrorist and neutralized him. IDF soldiers are scanning the area for additional suspects. As part of the scans, several bullet casings were located near the neutralized terrorist.”

“A civilian who was lightly wounded from shrapnel was evacuated to receive medical treatment at the hospital.”

On Friday morning, Israeli security forces launched an arrest operation in a refugee camp in the northern Samaria city of Jenin.

The arrest operation included forces from the IDF, the Shin Bet internal security agency, and special undercover units from the Border Police.

During the operation, clashes broke out between Israeli security personnel and Arab terrorists.

According to reports from the Palestinian Authority, one terrorist was seriously wounded during the clashes.

On Tuesday, Staff Sergeant Ido Baruch was killed in a shooting attack near the community of Shavei Shomron in Samaria.

The attack took place when terrorists opened fire from a vehcile on IDF soldiers who were conducting operational security activity in the area.

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