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Terrorists on Monday evening opened fire at an Israeli vehicle that was travelling between the communities of Tapuah and Migdalim in Samaria.

An inspection of the vehicle found that it was hit by four bullets.

Two parents and their three children were traveling in the car at the time of the attack. The family members avoided serious injury, with the mother suffering a scratch on her hand.

IDF soldiers are searching the area as they look for the terrorists.

Earlier on Monday, a 27-year-old American citizen was killed in a terrorist shooting attack on Highway 90 between the Dead Sea and Jericho.

A preliminary investigation in the field found that the terrorists opened fire on an Israeli vehicle on Highway 90. The victim was critically wounded and later died of his wounds at Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital in Jerusalem.

The terrorists then continued driving to the Beit HaArava intersection and shot at another Israeli vehicle. There were no casualties as a result of the second shooting. The terrorists continued driving and shot at vehicles a third time, without causing casualties.

A police force located the terrorists as they burned their vehicle and fired at them. The terrorists returned fire and fled. The IDF has set up checkpoints and security forces continue to search for the terrorists.

Monday's attack was the second deadly terrorist shooting attack in Judea and Samaria in as many days.

On Sunday, a terrorist fired at an Israeli vehicle near the Arab village of Huwara in Samaria, murdering 22-year-old Hillel Menachem Yaniv and his brother, 20-year-old Yagel Yaakov Yaniv.

The Yaniv brothers were laid to rest at the Mount Herzl cemetery earlier on Monday.