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March 18, 2013 7:35 am

Israeli Man Hurt in West Bank Drive-By Shooting

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Scene of the shoot at Kedumim junction. Photo: Hodaya Karish Hazoni/ Via Tazpit News Ageny

An Israeli man was wounded in the leg on Monday morning in what appeared to be a drive-by shooting attack at a hitchhiking post near the Kedumim junction in Samaria, Israel Hayom reported.

The man, around 70, was lightly to moderately wounded and treated by paramedics. It is believed the man was wounded by shots fired from a passing vehicle. Upon receiving a report of the shooting around 10:30 a.m., police and military personnel rushed to the scene.

The vehicle from which the shots were fired apparently fled toward the nearby Palestinian village of Jit.

Last Thursday, a 2-year-old Israeli girl was critically hurt in a road accident on Route 5 in Samaria that was caused by Palestinians throwing rocks at vehicles. Kedumim Council head Hananel Durani said on Monday that in light of recent events, he had asked the Israel Defense Forces to increase security on roads in Samaria and act with more force against terrorists.

Samaria Regional Council leader Gershon Mesika said, “We must stop the lawlessness on the roads. I call on the incoming defense minister [Moshe Ya’alon] to convene an emergency meeting and to stop the terrorism that the Palestinian Authority is trying to renew on the roads of Judea and Samaria.”

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