An Israeli man was killed on Thursday by a Palestinian who tried to infiltrate the town of Kedumim, located some six miles west of Nablus (Shechem) in Samaria.
Magen David Adom emergency medical personnel treated the victim at the scene before pronouncing him dead.
Initial reports said that the victim was a member of the security forces.
Israeli authorities believe the perpetrator acted alone and the IDF Home Front Command’s order for residents to remain in their homes has been lifted.
The IDF spokesperson said, “Following the report of the shooting attack near Kedumim, the security forces identified a suspicious vehicle for inspection. During the inspection, a terrorist who was in the vehicle opened fire at them. The forces responded by shooting back but the terrorist escaped.
“IDF soldiers and civilian security personnel began a pursuit of the terrorist, charged, and neutralized him.”
Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen on Thursday urged countries worldwide to condemn rampant Palestinian terrorism.
“I am calling on the international community to condemn the Palestinian Authority, which supports terror and pays the murderers of Jews,” said Cohen.
“The State of Israel will continue to fight against terror vigorously and with a heavy hand,” he added.
On Tuesday, an Israeli soldier was killed in Jenin as the IDF withdrew from the Samaria city following an intensive two-day counterterrorism operation.
Chief Sgt. David Yehuda Yitzchak, 23, a non-commissioned officer from the Egoz commando unit, was treated for a gunshot wound at the scene before being evacuated to hospital, where he was declared dead.
Earlier Tuesday, a Palestinian terrorist drove his car into pedestrians at a bus stop on Pinchas Rosen Street in Tel Aviv’s northeastern Ramat Hahayal neighborhood.
He then got out of the vehicle and stabbed additional victims with a sharp object, police said. There were seven victims in total.
A pregnant woman subsequently lost her baby while fighting for her life in the hospital.
On Monday, a 14-year-old Palestinian stabbed an Israeli man in the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak. The victim was evacuated in moderate condition to Maayanei Hayeshua Medical Center in the city, which is located east of Tel Aviv.
Last month, four Israelis were killed and four others were wounded in a shooting near the town of Eli in the Binyamin region of Samaria.
The attack took place at the entrance to a restaurant at a gas station on Route 60 located below Eli, which is north of Ramallah and south of Nablus.
Produced in association with Jewish News Syndicate
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