car struck by bullets
car struck by bulletsNadav Goldstein/TPS

An Israeli was lightly injured in a shooting attack near Huwara in Samaria this evening (Tuesday).

The victim drove under his own power to an IDF base where he received medical treatment.

A preliminary investigation shows that more than ten bullets were fired at the victim's car from a passing vehicle and the driver was struck by shrapnel.

Magen David Adom (MDA) reported that "a report was received of a shooting at a vehicle while driving near Huwara, the driver of the vehicle continued driving and arrived at a medical center in Samaria with a wound on his shoulder. MDA medics and paramedics with the assistance of an IDF medical force provided medical treatment on the spot to a 28-year-old man who miraculously suffered a minor scratch on his shoulder and was treated on the spot."

Samaria Regional Council chairman Yossi Dagan said: "This situation cannot continue. Israeli citizens are under fire on their way home. We're stuck inside this Russian roulette, and there is a way to stop it. Bring back the checkpoints. We were an inch away from another funeral, another bereaved family."

"This government cannot continue to rely on miracles. We demand that the third intifada that is raging here be stopped," said Dagan.

Huwara has been the scene of numerous terrorist attacks in recent months. In February, two brothers, Hallel and Yagel Yaniv, were murdered in a shooting attack while driving through the village. The following month, David Stern was shot in the head and seriously wounded in another shooting attack. In late March, two IDF soldiers were wounded in a third shooting attack. Last month, a man was wounded in a stabbing attack in Huwara and an elderly woman was injured in a stone-throwing attack.

Just yesterday, an IDF soldier was lightly injured in a ramming attack in Huwara.