Photo Credit: Yitzhar Spokesperson
The wounded terrorist near Yitzhar. June 25, 2021

An armed terrorist who attempted to infiltrate the Samaria Jewish community of Yitzhar was neutralized by a security officer on Friday before Shabbat.

“A suspect was identified by soldiers at an IDF observation post a short while ago as he was attempting to enter Yitzhar,” said a statement by the IDF.

The terrorist’s knife from the attempted terror attack near Yitzhar. June 25, 2021

The IDF alerted the local security officer that a suspect was trying to infiltrate the community.

The Yitzhar security officer located the suspect, who was armed with a knife, and shot him.

No Israelis were wounded in the incident.


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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, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.