IDF Soldier Wounded in Shomron Shooting Attack


Some of the weapons caught in the overnight raids in Yehudah and Shomron. (IDF Spokesman)

An IDF soldier was lightly wounded in a shooting attack in Samaria overnight Thursday.

He was hit with shrapnel in the leg and received immediate medical attention. Five bullets were fired at the fighters from the direction of the Palestinian village of Deir Sharaf.

In a separate incident on Thursday evening, a Palestinian father and his three-year-old son were injured in an exchange of gunfire between Palestinian terrorists and IDF troops near Neve Tzuf, also known as Halamish. The two, in critical condition, were taken by helicopter to a hospital.

The IDF said in a statement that “as a result of the gunfire by the [IDF] forces, two Palestinians were hurt.” It “regretted the harm” caused to the civilians and said that an investigation into the incident was underway.

The Magen David emergency service said in a statement, “At 20:52 a report was received of two shooting victims on Route 465 near Halamish. MDA medics and paramedics in cooperation with the IDF medical force are providing medical treatment on the spot to two wounded Palestinians, including a 3-year-old boy in critical condition and a 40-year-old man in serious condition.”

The IDF confirmed that the shooting attack was aimed “at a military position near the settlement of Neve Tzuf in the area of the Ephraim Bridge.”

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