A terrorist infiltration alert for the town of Beitar Illit was lifted early Friday morning, with the IDF's Homefront Command allowing residents to resume their daily lives following a report of an infiltration and attempted terrorist bombing attack on a bus.
On Thursday, a terrorist infiltration alert was issued by the Home Front Command, and residents in the area were ordered to stay indoors and wait for further instructions and all traffic in the area was immediately suspended.
The alert was given after a suspicious bag was found on a bus in Beitar Illit, KAN News reported. The bag, which was giving off smoke, was destroyed by a bomb squad.
The alert was activated to rule out an intrusion by the suspect, who had placed the bag on a bus, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said.
No injuries were reported from the scene.
United Hatzalah responds to psychological stress reactions following security concerns
In the hour immediately following the issuance of the security alert, United Hatzalah's Dispatch Center received numerous calls regarding post-traumatic stress reactions - primarily emotional shock and psychological stress - caused by the continuous blaring of rocket sirens in Beitar Illit.
The sirens had been sounding intermittently. Members of the emergency health organization's Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit ontinued to respond to calls as they received them throughout the night.
Security threats in Beitar Illit have caused the organization to increase the alert level for volunteers in the city and in surrounding areas.
Two terrorist acts in one night
At least three Israeli civilians were injured by gunshots in a shooting terror attack near a cafe on Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv on Thursday evening.