A firebomb attack on the community of Beit El in the Shomron on Thursday night resulted in Israeli soldiers stationed there opening fire and possibly killing one of the terrorists, according to initial media reports.
B’chasdei Shamayim, no injuries were reported among the residents or soldiers guarding Beit El.
However, sources in the Palestinian Authority claimed one assailant was killed and the other four were wounded, three seriously.
A security official in Beit El described the incident to Arutz Sheva: “A Palestinian vehicle drove up with five passengers. They went out and threw a number of firebombs, some of which went over Beit El’s security fence, some of which exploded outside of it, while others were [unused] and left whole, and were taken for investigation.”
The incident was confirmed by an army spokeswoman, who said:
“The suspects hurled firebombs towards the community,” adding that the soldiers returned fire. “Hits were confirmed,” she said but gave no further details.