Latest update: September 19th, 2012
On Tuesday evening, security forces discovered that the security fence of Maaleh Shomron was cut open on the west side, which faces the (hostile) Arab village of Azun. Maaleh Shomron is just west of Ginot Shomron (see the map in the attached photo).
Rapid Response Teams in Maaleh Shomron and Ginot Shomron were called up, and units went house to house checking that the infiltrators did not enter one of the few hundred homes in Maaleh Shomron. The Ginot Shomon security teams patrolled around the two towns for 3 hours while the search was going on.
At 11:00 PM, the IDF Battalion Commander issued the all-clear, though leaving troops within the town, just in case.
Security sources tell us there’s no connection to the earlier report on the Arab from Azun who was stopped with a knife and slingshot while hiking along Nachal Kana, which is just a few hundred meters below Ginot Shomron.
The army believes the Maaleh Shomron event is the more serious of the two.
About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish news from around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you have something noteworthy to report? Submit your news story to us here.
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.