Uptick in Palestinian Attacks in Yehudah and Shomron

YERUSHALAYIM -

A young Palestinian terrorist who hurled a firebomb at IDF soldiers in southern Har Chevron on Wednesday afternoon was shot and wounded in his shoulder, but succeeded in fleeing the scene.

B’chasdei Shamayim, no soldiers were hurt. The Palestinian himself made it to a hospital in Chevron for treatment without being caught.

Following the incident, rioting involving hundreds of Palestinians broke out in the area, which has been a hotbed of violence since the beginning of the wave of terror seven months ago.

The incident was part of an uptick of violence in the past twenty-four hours in Yehudah and Shomron.

Two firebombs were also thrown at houses on the edge of Pisgat in the Binyamin, but no injuries or damage were reported. That, too, was accompanied by rioting youths who attempted to reach the Israeli town. A fire in a field set by exploding firebombs was put out by local firefighters.

A number of Israeli vehicles were also attacked by rock throwers in Gush Etzion and the Shomron. No injuries were reported.