Saturday, March 17, the IDF chief of staff Lieutenant-General Gadi Gadi eizenkot, the coordinator of government activities in Judea and Samaria, major General Yoav Mordechai, commander of the Central military district major-General Nadav Padan, the commander of the territorial division of Judea and Samaria Brigadier-General Eran NIV, and the commander of home front command major General Tamir Yadai assessed the situation on the site of the terrorist attack carried out yesterday in Samaria.
Also continued in the area checking vehicles. This reports the press service of the IDF.
In the night of Saturday, soldiers of the regional teams of the «Menashe» conducted a special operation in the village of Bartaa, a resident of which is the terrorist who committed the day before hitting the Israeli soldiers.
During the operation, were detained one suspect and searched, the purpose of which was the discovery and seizure of weapons.
In addition, has performed engineering checking of a terrorist’s house, which will be destroyed.
We will remind, on Friday, March 16, at approximately 16:30 on highway 585, about Abad Arab village near the Jewish settlement of Mevo Dotan (Samaria), a car with Palestinian license plates made arrival on group of servicemen of the defense Army of Israel.
Two soldiers were killed – officer and soldier, two others received injuries from moderate to severe. The injured soldiers taken to hospital, «Beilinson» in Petah Tikva.
The driver of the Hyundai SUV with Palestinian license plates received minor injuries and was taken to hospital «Hillel Yafe» in Hadera. According to the General security service (SHABAK), is a 26 – year-old Ala Kabha, a resident of the Arab village of Barta’a, previously convicted of terrorism and released in April 2017. Based on the available information, he acted alone, to any particular terrorist group does not belong.
The press service of the IDF reported that a terrorist attacked a group of soldiers providing security at highway 585 and replaced about a week ago, soldiers of another unit in the area.
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