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View of Al Bireh from Psagot

Arab terrorists opened fire late Saturday night near the Beituniyah crossing, in the area of the IDF’s Binyamin Regional Brigade, the IDF military spokesperson said.

Several spent shells were found by soldiers who checked the area. No one was injured and no property damage was reported. IDF soldiers were sent out to hunt down the attackers, who are still at large.

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A separate source reported that terrorists had aimed at an IDF outpost near the Palestinian Authority city of Al Bireh — which is not far from the crossing.

Barely half an hour earlier, there was a shooting attack aimed at an IDF outpost near the Jewish community of Psagot, also in the Binyamin region.

The city of Al-Bireh is located about nine miles north of Jerusalem (15 kilometers) along the historical caravan route between Jerusalem and the Biblical city of Shechem. It combines with Ramallah to form a single constituency in elections to the Palestinian National Authority, the second-largest after Gaza.

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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.