IDF increasing security measures in West Bank in light of escalation

It was also decided that all soldiers serving in the Judaea and Samaria division will be under curfew until Friday.

IDF soldiers during a West Bank drill  (photo credit: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT)
IDF soldiers during a West Bank drill
(photo credit: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT)
The IDF on Tuesday said it is increasing security measures in the West Bank.
The IDF “will reinforce troops in Judea and Samaria today [Tuesday] to enhance the defense of communities and roads in the region,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.
All soldiers in the Judea and Samaria Division will be under curfew until Friday, it said.
On Monday, Esther Horgen was murdered near Tal Menashe, a settlement in northern Samaria.
Also on Monday, a terrorist attack took place in Jerusalem’s Old City near Lions’ Gate. The suspect, a 17-year-old Palestinian from Kabatiya, near Jenin, was armed with a submachine gun and shot at police before being neutralized by Border Police officers, the police said.
Meanwhile, Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) forces near Ramallah accidentally fired on a vehicle as it sped toward them after a crash. There were no casualties.
The Shin Bet officers thought they were being targeted by a ramming attack and fired at the vehicle. The driver was transferred to Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer after he was injured lightly in the traffic accident. He was not injured by the gunfire.
Tobias Siegal contributed to this report.