Palestinians invade Jewish settlement

Monday, March 08, 2010 |  Israel Today Staff

A group of Palestinian Arabs infiltrated the Samarian Jewish community of Yitzhar Sunday night and destroyed about $1,500 worth of construction equipment before fleeing undetected, reported Israel National News.

The infiltrators were believed to have come from the nearby Palestinian town of Ourif, which is under full Palestinian Authority control, meaning Israeli security forces cannot operate there.

Yitzhar has been infiltrated a number of times in recent years. The last incident occurred on Friday, when a young Palestinian Arab girl was found wandering the streets of the Jewish settlement. She was taken in by a local woman and given food and water until security officials could locate her parents.

Israeli officials later expressed concern that the girl was sent into the settlement intentionally in order to test its defenses.

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