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IDF drone team searching for terrorist in Samaria on March 22, 2024

Multiple Israelis were wounded on Friday in an attack by an Arab terrorist in Binyamin region of the Shomron. The terrorist opened fire on a minibus between Dolev and Talmonim, on Road 463 at the Haparsa Junction.

Up to seven soldiers have been reportedly wounded in the ambush and transported to the hospital. Update: One of the soldiers was killed. he has been identified as Sergeant First Class Ilay David Garfinkel, 21, from Sitria, near Rehovot. He served in the Duvdevan unit.

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During the manhunt that followed, Israeli forces engaged the terrorist in a gun battle that lasted for several hours.

A combat helicopter was called in, which opened fire and assisted in eliminating the terrorist. The terrorist was killed after a missile was launched into the building where he was taking cover.

The terrorist was a member of the Palestinian Authority security forces.

IDF forces are searching the area in case he was assisted by other terrorists. Communities in the immediate area were put on lockdown.

Seven people have been reported wounded: One is in critical condition, 2 in serious condition, 1 moderately wounded, and 3 lightly wounded.

In an unrelated attack (besides that it’s Ramadan), a bus was hit by a bomb at the Gush Etzion T-junction between Efrat and Tekoa, on Thursday evening. Three people were lightly injured.

In addition, a terrorist was caught trying to sneak into Susia in the Hebron region on Friday morning. He was found armed with a knife and scissors.

Content from JNS was used in this report.

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