Scene of the attack
Scene of the attackTPS

A 25-year-old IDF reservist from the Binyamin region was wounded to a minor degree this morning by shrapnel from an IED. The device detonated while he was trying to remove a Palestinian flag planted near the town of Kochav Hashachar.

The device was part of a more elaborate attack, known in Israel as a 'luring attack', in which something is done to attract attention and make the target expose themselves. The flag was concealed under the flag and triggered by the victim kicking the flagpole down.

A few minutes later, terrorists fired on the town of Meirav in the Gilboa region. No one was wounded, but damage was done to a house. The IDF has begun searching for the culprits.

Earlier today, IDF soldiers topped an attack by two Palestinians attacking them at the Beit Einun unction. Initial investigation of the incident shows that one terrorist attempted to stab soldiers and the other fired at them. A large IDF force is investigating the incident.

The series of attacks this morning followed a call by Fatah for a general strike and escalation of violence with Israel in Judea and Samaria in retaliation for the ‘bloodshed in Tulkarm and Gaza’.

The Palestinian teachers’ association has also canceled all classes in the Palestinian Authority today.