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Highway 5 runs east from Israel's Coastal Road past Ramat HaSharon, Petach Tikva and Rosh Ha'Ayin before crossing into northern Samaria.

Israeli security forces were investigating a suspected terrorist shooting attack Monday night that took place on Highway 5 near the Arab town of Zawiya (Salfit).

Palestinian Authority terrorists reportedly opened fire at a passing Israeli vehicle on the road.


No physical injuries were reported, but there was damage to the vehicle.

Israeli forces began searching the area for the shooters.

Highway 5 extends eastward from Israel’s coastal road past the cities of Petach Tikva and Rosh Ha’Ayin, and into northwestern Samaria.

Salfit is located just south of the Jewish community of Elkana.

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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.