Palestinian Authority terrorists attempted to murder a Jewish shepherd on Friday morning, according to a report from the Samaria Regional Council. The terrorists opened fire on the shepherd as he tended his flock near Maaleh Shomron.
The intended victim managed to take shelter and call for help. The attackers fled before IDF forces reached the scene.
Soldiers are searching the area.
On Thursday evening, a group of Arab men attacked a soldier at the entrance to Kiryat Arba. The soldier suffered head injuries in the attack. His assailants were arrested.
The Shin Ben (Israel Security Agency) reported Thursday that there was a decrease in the number of terrorist attacks targeting Israelis in 2010. There were 798 recorded terrorist attacks in 2010 at the time the report was written, compared to 1,354 in 2009.