Arab terrorists opened fire at an Israeli driver at approximately 1 AM on Monday morning as he traveled on the road near the Shuqba Junction to Halamish (Neve Tzuf). The site is north of Ramallah and just south of the community of Beit Aryeh and Ofarim.
The car was hit multiple times by bullets from a passing car, and the driver was lightly wounded in the face from the broken glass and possibly the bullet too.
Israeli soldiers set out in search of the attackers and found an abandoned vehicle in the field, and checked it to see if it had been used by the terrorists.
The victim, in his twenties, was treated at the scene before being evacuated by Magen David Adom medics to Tel Hashomer Medical Center with shrapnel wounds to the upper lip area and the cheek, Hatzolah of Judea and Samaria reported.
Last week, the car of a women from Neve Tzuf and her two children were shot at by terrorists in this same general area. No one was injured in that attack, but the car had multiple bullet holes in it.
On Sunday morning, the Israeli government approved a budget for 113 more bulletproof buses to be added to the nation’s fleet.
The proposal advanced by Likud Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz adds the buses over the next four years to the school and civilian bus lines in Judea and Samaria.