Photo Credit: Hatzoloh of Judea & Samaria
Firebombed car near the Jewish community of Beitar in Judea (archive)

Israeli forces shot a Palestinian Authority terrorist who was attacking vehicles with Israeli license plates traveling on a road in Judea, south of Jerusalem, on Tuesday evening.

“IDF troops thwarted an attempted terror attack after spotting a terrorist hurling a firebomb at Israeli vehicles adjacent to the town of Beit Jala, near Bethlehem,” the IDF Spokesperson said in a statement.

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“The troops fired towards the terrorist and a hit was identified. The terrorist attempted to escape and the troops pursued him and apprehended him,” the spokesperson added.

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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.