Photo Credit: Machsom Watch
Abu Dis checkpoint outside Jerusalem, photographed by the far-left Machsom Watch organization.

IDF soldiers deployed at the Abu Dis checkpoint were forced to duck Tuesday morning when Arab terrorists opened fire from their vehicle after pulling up to the crossing.

After attacking the soldiers, the terrorists drove away, successfully escaping capture.

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No one was injured in the attack.

Security personnel have launched a massive search for the attackers.

Abu Dis is located northeast of Bethlehem, in the Judea region, south of Jerusalem.

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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.