Monday, 27 March 2023 | Two Israeli soldiers were wounded in a shooting in Huwara on Saturday evening.
Terrorists fired at a military post from a passing vehicle in the third attack over the past month against Israelis in the Arab village just outside Nablus in Samaria.
The wounded soldiers were evacuated to the hospital, with one in serious and the other in moderate condition. The Israel Defense Forces [IDF] said that a hunt for the terrorist was underway, including roadblocks set up to inspect vehicles entering and exiting Huwara.
The two soldiers are in their 20s and serve in the Kfir Brigade, the largest infantry brigade in the IDF. They were being treated for their wounds at Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikvah.
On February 26, Israeli brothers Hallel Menachem and Yagel Yaakov Yaniv were killed in Huwara in a shooting while sitting in their car at a junction on the highway.
This was followed by another shooting on March 19 at the same junction, which seriously wounded a dual Israeli–US citizen, David Stern, 41.
National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir responded to the attack with a call to pray for the wounded soldiers and to convene a Cabinet meeting immediately upon the return of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from his diplomatic visit to London.
Following the murder of the Yaniv brothers, Israeli Transportation Minister Miri Regev pledged to accelerate the creation of a bypass road around Huwara whose construction was frozen under the previous government.
Posted on March 27, 2023
Source: (Excerpt from an article originally published by the Jewish News Syndicate on March 26, 2023. Time-related language has been modified to reflect our republication today. See original article at this link.)
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