Palestinian gunmen targeted an Israeli military post in the northern West Bank on Sunday morning, the Israel Defense Forces said.
According to the IDF, the Palestinian assailants opened fire from a passing vehicle at the post near the city of Nablus, causing slight damage. No soldiers were hurt.
“The soldiers responded with live fire and hit the assailants’ vehicle,” the IDF said, adding that troops were scanning the area for the suspects, who fled.
Over the past year, Palestinian gunmen have repeatedly targeted troops carrying out arrest raids, military posts, Israeli settlements and civilians on roads, especially in the northern West Bank.
The shooting came amid rocketing tensions in the West Bank in recent days.
On Monday, the IDF carried out a raid on the West Bank city of Jenin, during which seven Palestinians were killed, including two teens, and eight soldiers were injured.
On Tuesday, four Israelis were shot dead and four were wounded in a terror attack by two Hamas-affiliated gunmen at a gas station near the settlement of Eli.
In the wake of that attack, the past five days have seen hundreds of settlers rampage inside Palestinian towns and villages, setting fire to homes, cars, and even opening fire in some cases. One Palestinian was killed Wednesday in unclear circumstances.
Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians have been high across the West Bank for the past year and a half, with the military carrying out near-nightly raids in the West Bank, amid a series of deadly Palestinian terror attacks.
Since the beginning of the year, Palestinian attacks in Israel and the West Bank have killed 24 people, including Tuesday’s victims.
According to a tally by The Times of Israel, 134 West Bank Palestinians have been killed during that time, most of them during clashes with security forces or while carrying out attacks, but some were uninvolved civilians and others were killed under unclear circumstances.