IDF: 2 men lightly hurt in West Bank shooting

Palestinians open fire on three men traveling in car near Nablus; troops comb area for perpetrators.

By JPOST.COM STAFF, AP
August 12, 2009 22:28
IDF: 2 men lightly hurt in West Bank shooting

west bank palestinian car checkpoint aj. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [file])

 
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Two Israelis were lightly wounded in a shooting attack in the northern West Bank on Wednesday night, according to the IDF. An initial investigation established that two of three young passengers driving in a car near the settlement of Ma'ale Levona, near Nablus, were lightly injured when Palestinians in a passing car opened fire on them. The army said that the two were injured by shattered glass, and were evacuated to Jerusalem's Sha'arei Tzedek Hospital for medical treatment. The vehicle they were traveling in sustained damage. A terror organization by the name of "The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade - the Imad Mughniyeh groups" claimed responsibility for the attack several hours after it took place, Israel Radio reported. IDF troops immediately set up roadblocks, and began to comb the area for the perpetrators. In related news, a Molotov cocktail was hurled at an Israeli car traveling near the village of Tzurif in the Bethlehem area, late on Wednesday night. No one was wounded in the incident, though the vehicle sustained some damage.

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