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Shavei Shomron as seen from nearby Sebastia on 1 October 2009

Shots were fired Monday evening (April 3) at houses in the Jewish community of Shavei Shomron in the Samaria region.

No physical injuries were reported, but the results of the gunfire were seen in the security wall around the community.

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The attackers were not seen by the time security personnel went to check out the reports by residents.

IDF soldiers were deployed to search the area.

Shavei Shomron is home to some 900 residents, mostly religious Zionist and Modern Orthodox Jews. Its municipal jurisdiction is 664 dunams, of which 272 dunams are built up.

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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.