Shots fired at homes in Jewish West Bank settlement, no injuries reported

Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan, who is a member of the Likud party, railed against the government in the aftermath of the attack.

 Police at one of the homes targeted by a shooter in the Shaked settlement, October 18, 2021 (photo credit: SHOMRON REGIONAL COUNCIL)
Police at one of the homes targeted by a shooter in the Shaked settlement, October 18, 2021
(photo credit: SHOMRON REGIONAL COUNCIL)

A Palestinian shooter sprayed bullets at two homes in the West Bank Shaked settlement on Tuesday morning, but did not cause any injuries, the IDF reported, adding that its forces were in pursuit of the attacker.

Ariel Hasid, whose home was hit, said he was working on his laptop when he heard the volley shots. He had imaged, Hasid explained, that terrorists had surrounded his home. 

"This is really not normal," he added.

The head of the community Hai Shmolevich said, that unfortunately, such shootings were occurring more frequently and that people no longer felt safe.

Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan, who is a member of the Likud party, railed against the government in the aftermath of the attack.

Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan at Sa-Nur, April 15, 2021.  (credit: ELICHAI MENACHEM)Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan at Sa-Nur, April 15, 2021. (credit: ELICHAI MENACHEM)

"This government neglects security - in Samaria, on Dizengoff [Street] in Tel Aviv, in Elad and everywhere else in the State of Israel. 

"This neglect must stop," Dagan said. He called on the IDF to embark on a wide-range military campaign akin to the 2002 Operation Defensive Shield, noting that he had been issuing this call for over a month.

On Friday night an Israeli man was lightly injured while sitting in a Sukkah after a Palestinian gunman sprayed bullets at the Eli settlement in the Binyamin region. 

In September a Yeshiva student was injured after a Palestinian gunman sprayed bullets at the Carmel settlement in the South Hebron Hills. The shooting are part of an overall increase in West Bank violence.