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17 Mar 2019 | 10:48 AM UTC

Israel/Palestinian Terr.: IDF operation ongoing following West Bank attack Mar. 17

Israel News Alert

Security forces conducting search operations following stabbing, shooting in West Bank on March 17 that left one dead and two wounded; suspect armed and at large

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/17/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Jerusalem). COUNTRY/REGION West Bank

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The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are conducting security operations to locate the suspect in the northern West Bank on Sunday, March 17. According to the IDF, the suspect stabbed a soldier in Ariel (West Bank) around 09:45 (local time) and took his service weapon before opening fire on others at a bus stop. The suspect then stole a car and fled the scene to Bruqin. IDF personnel, including special operations troops, are reportedly conducting search operations in the area. Disruptions and increased security measures are expected near Burkin and Ariel, as well as other areas of the West Bank, in the coming hours.


Individuals in Israel and the West Bank are advised to remain vigilant for suspicious behavior, avoid crowded areas, anticipate a heightened security presence and disruptions due to ongoing security operations, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.


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