At least five people were injured on Tuesday in a terror attack near the Palestinian village of Ya'bad in the northern West Bank.
A 30-year-old Israeli was being treated by IDF medical personnel and MDA emergency teams, after sustaining gunshot wounds to his upper extremities in a suspected drive-by shooting as the terrorists then continue their attack in a second location, wounding four others, later identified as Israel Defense Forces soldiers, before escaping with their vehicle probably into Ya'bad.
The assailants were still at large, and forces launched a manhunt to apprehend them.
Earlier, troops encountered militant fire when they entered the Balata refugee camp near Nablus in order to arrest a suspect who according to the military, was in the final stages of preparing a terror strike.
The shooting took place as the force was working to remove non-combatants from a house they had surrounded, where the suspect was hiding. He had been evading capture for the past year and succeeded in escaping again but weapons were found in the building.
First published: 15:28, 06.13.23