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Israeli Lightly Wounded in Drive-By Shooting Attack in West Bank

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Two people were seriously wounded in the West Bank vehicle attack. Photo: Abutoum via Wikimedia Commons.

An Israeli was lightly wounded in a West Bank drive-by attack. Photo: Abutoum via Wikimedia Commons. – An Israeli man was lightly wounded on Sunday afternoon in a Palestinian drive-by terrorist shooting attack in Samaria.

Ronen Edri, a resident of Shavei Shomron, came under attack while driving through the Jit junction between Kedumim and Havat Gilad in northern Samaria. Despite being wounded, he continued on to a nearby Israel Defense Forces base to report the shooting.

Edri was transported to a hospital in Kfar Saba for treatment of his wounds. He was discharged after several hours.

Recounting the attack, Edri said, “It was a normal work day for me. I was driving, and there was a vehicle in front of me that was driving relatively slowly and looked suspicious. I turned right at the junction, and I heard a loud noise. A volley of bullets hit the window on the left side of my vehicle. I hit the accelerator to get out of there as quickly as possible. I was very lucky, as the whole front passenger’s seat was riddled with bullets.”

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Edri, who is married and has children, expressed anger regarding the security situation in Samaria. “We don’t feel safe in Samaria. I feel like this is a game of Russian roulette. You’re driving down a road, and suddenly they shoot at you. I’m a citizen of the State of Israel and I want to feel safe in my country.”

Yossi Dagan, the head of the Samaria Regional Council, blamed the shooting attack on the lifting of military checkpoints in the area.

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