Photo Credit: IDF Blog
A firebombed car.

Israeli Defense Forces foiled a terrorist attack Thursday night at the entrance to the Jewish community of Beit El in the Binyamin region, preventing what could have been a tragedy of catastrophic proportions within the town had the terrorists managed to make it through the gates.

The terrorists hurled firebombs (Molotov cocktails) at the soldiers who were guarding the entrance to the community and who opened fire in response, according to local sources.

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Arab media claimed in an unconfirmed report that one attacker was killed in the exchange. Two more were seriously wounded according to the report, and a fourth terrorist allegedly sustained mild injuries.

None of the Israeli soldiers were wounded in the attack.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.