A masked individual armed with a knife attempted to enter the town of Ofra in northern Samaria on Tuesday, according to Israeli media reports.
The suspect fled towards the Palestinian village of Ein Yabrud, north of Ramallah, after being fired upon by Israeli security forces.
Tensions in Judea and Samaria are extremely high in the wake of the October 7 Hamas massacre in the western Negev, sparking a war between Israel and the terrorist group.
Regional Council Chairman Binyamin Israel Gantz issued a stark warning on Tuesday that lethal force would be used against anyone who tried to enter Israeli towns in the region.
“No one dares to approach our settlements. Whoever does will be shot to death,” he said, according to Channel 13.
Earlier on Tuesday, Israeli forces foiled a terrorist attack at the Qalandiya crossing near Jerusalem.
A Palestinian woman draped in a Hamas flag and armed with a knife was shot dead by Israeli security forces after she ignored orders to stop, police said.
She was treated at the scene before being taken into custody.
An Israeli was killed last week in a shooting attack on Route 557 near the town of Einav in Samaria.
Magen medical personnel David Adom said the victim’s vehicle overturned after being targeted by gunfire.
According to reports, one terrorist was shot and captured.
The victim was identified as Elhanan Klein (29), a father of three from Einav. He was allegedly murdered when he returned home on leave from the military reserve.
On Monday, Border Patrol Sgt. Elisheva Rose Ida Lubin died hours after she was stabbed by a Palestinian terrorist outside a police station near Jerusalem’s Old City. The other police officer was slightly injured. Her killer, a 16-year-old resident of East Jerusalem, was shot and killed by responding officers.
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