Two Israeli soldiers were wounded in a drive-by shooting attack in the northern West Bank town of Huwara on Saturday, Palestinian and Israeli media reported.

Two soldiers were hit by gunfire while securing a highway in the town, south of the West Bank city of Nablus, The Times of Israel quoted the occupation army as saying.

One of the soldiers was listed in serious condition, while the other suffered moderate injuries, the IDF said.

The suspected attacker fled the scene by car.

The occupation military said in a statement that the suspected attacker fled the scene by car, adding that troops were closing several roads in the area near Nablus amid a manhunt for the gunman.

Palestinians in the town of Beita were celebrating the news, Quds News agency reported, adding that clashes then erupted between local residents and the occupation forces who raided the town.

Later on Saturday, scores of Zionist settlers, backed by occupation forces rampaged at the main entrance of Huwara.

It was the third shooting attack to occur in Huwara in recent weeks.

Last Sunday, two Israelis were injured, one seriously, in a shooting in Huwara, near the site of the operation which killed two Zionists last February.

Original Article Source: Al Manar | Published on Saturday, 25 March 2023 20:19 (about 445 days ago)